Connectivity

Do Wildlife Crossing Work?

Posted by on Apr 26, 2013 in Connectivity | 0 comments

Do Wildlife Crossing Work?

Seeing is believing, and these pronghorn are clearly telling us that the answer is yes. They are crossing over one of two new (since 2012) wildlife overpasses constructed over Highway 191, west of Pinedale, Wyoming. These overpasses, along with 6 underpasses and 12 miles of 8-foot high wildlife fencing, are part of an impressive mitigation project led by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and the Wyoming Department of Transportation, in partnership with a number of other agency, corporate and non-profit organizations. These mitigation efforts help to restore a connection at Trapper’s...

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Lynx on the Move

Posted by on Aug 22, 2012 in Connectivity | 0 comments

Lynx on the Move

A synthesis of ten years worth of telemetry, GPS and tracking data from Colorado Parks and Wildlife is giving us a better picture of how lynx are dispersing through the Southern Rockies. Since the start of the reintroduction effort in southwest Colorado, lynx have expanded their range even across the formidable barrier of I-70. Fortunately, most of these animals have made it safely, however, with the imminent expansion of the interstate and escalating traffic volumes, safe crossings will become increasingly challenging for lynx and other species. Wildlife crossings are the most viable and...

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What Kind of Driver Are YOU?

Posted by on Aug 2, 2012 in Connectivity | Comments Off on What Kind of Driver Are YOU?

What Kind of Driver Are YOU?

More evidence that science is fun…. and revealing! NASA scientist Mark Rober demonstrates that 6% of drivers actually go out of their way to hit animals that present no threat to them. Don’t despair, though – Rober’s study also captured drivers who stopped to help animals get out of the road so that they won’t be run over… engaging whatever means necessary.       TweetShare

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Archives: From Where I’m Standing

Posted by on Mar 25, 2009 in Connectivity | Comments Off on Archives: From Where I’m Standing

Archives: From Where I’m Standing

The Southern Rockies are blessed with a wealth of biological diversity. Alpine tundra, sagebrush grasslands, and forests mixed with pine and aspen are just a few of the native habitat types that contribute to the biological complexity of the region. Native cutthroat trout spawn in alpine streams, some of the nation’s largest deer and elk herds migrate between the river basins and high elevation mountains of northwest Colorado, and reintroduced lynx are gradually making a comeback in Colorado’s montane forests. Now add a highway to this image. Now add another, and another. Add oil wells,...

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