Indentifying and Protecting Wildlife Corridors

Archive for the ‘wildlife corridors’ Category

2017 Bear Fair, Sept. 24th

Welcome to another “Bear Fair” sponsored by the Sandia Mt. Bear Collaborative. Starts at 1 PM.Black Bear
Prizes! Fun for the whole family! See you there!

See the PDF version of the flyer here:  finalBear Fair Flyer 2017

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Bridge just for wildlife opens near Tucson

A new overpass, and an associated underpass, just for wildlife, has opened north of Tucson, AZ.  

Source: $9.5 million bridge just for wildlife opens near Tucson

Volunteers lay foundation for habitat restoration 

Like the ABQ Wildlife Federation here in New Mexico, these volunteer groups in Arizona are using rocks to build well designed structures, slowing down water run-off and preventing soil erosion, which in turn builds up soil and supports vegetation for wildlife.

Early last Saturday under already sweltering conditions, a half-dozen men and women heaved bread loaf-sized rocks into a large drainage on the outskirts of the Patagonia Mountains to create a “Zuni bowl”, a rock structure designed to prevent soil erosion.

Read the full article here:

Source: Volunteers lay foundation for habitat restoration | Local News Stories | nogalesinternational.com

US wildlife needs corridors to escape heat – Climate News Network

19 June, 2016 – Rising temperatures will force wild creatures to seek cooler refuges – but safe routes for them to migrate may be scarce, scientists say.

Kind of stating the obvious, but even with “41%” connectivity rating in the west, that is still under half of the land that has reasonable connected pathways for wildlife throughout the western U.S. Not enough when you really see how loss of habitat connectivity impacts most “walking, sliding or crawling” species, and even the ones that can fly, as they need habitat connectivity too. When flights become too long or too stressful, even the birds can and have been impacted by climate change and habitat loss.

Read the article here:

Source: US wildlife needs corridors to escape heat – Climate News NetworkClimate News Network

Voter-approved wildlife crossing

wildlife overpass

Here is an example of what can happen when people put their money where their mouth is.  If AZ can do it, NM can do it!

Voter-approved wildlife crossing part of Oracle Road widening.

People gotta drive, animals gotta move! But road-kill, no gotta happen.

For Mule Deer, an Incredible Journey – NYTimes.com

Deer release

One of the priority wildlife passages in the Rocky Mts. is highlighted here in this NY Times piece:

For Mule Deer, an Incredible Journey – NYTimes.com.

Trek West trailer on Vimeo

Jaguar in northern Mexico

Jaguar in northern Mexico


Wildlife advocate John Davis trekked from Mexico to Canada along the “Spine of the Continent” to bring attention to the need for wildlife corridors.
Watch a trailer from the Trek West film by film maker Ed George here:

Trek West trailer on Vimeo on Vimeo

via Trek West trailer on Vimeo.