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Corridors and Willdlife in the News
Corridor Newsletters and Periodicals
Conservation Corridor. Digests, podcasts, and toolboxes covering the science, management, and climate change implications of wildlife corridors around the world.
Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative. A joint Canada-U.S. not-for-profit organization that connects and protects habitat from Yellowstone to Yukon so people and nature can thrive.
Florida Wildlife Corridor. A conservation advocacy organization focused on connecting, protecting and restoring corridors of conserved lands and waters essential for the survival of Florida’s diverse wildlife.
Wildlife overpass to be built in Los Angeles. CalTrans partners with local legislators and nonprofits to plan the largest wildlife crossing bridge in the nation.
Pajaro River restoration near Gilroy, California. Restoration of a river that once connected millions of acres of open space and three mountain ranges.
Hillside Open Space Education Coalition. Preserve open space and wildlife corridor along the hills bordering Orange and Los Angeles Counties.
Scientist Websites and Blogs
Do Corridors Work? Open call for study sites at least 500m long.
Natural Communities Coalition. An organization that coordinates the land management, monitoring and research across the nearly 38,000 acre Natural Community Conservation Plan/Habitat Conservation Plan (NCCP/HCP) for the Central and Coastal Subregion of Orange County, California.
Citizens for Los Angeles Widlife. CLAW promotes, educates and protects the fundamental importance of wildlife, wildlife habitats and wildlife corridors in Los Angeles.
Pathways for Wildlife. A research organization specializing in identifying, monitoring, and implementing connectivity designs for wildlife movement within a landscape.
Southern California Wildlands. A nonprofit working to develop and implement regional conservation strategies.
National Wildlife Federation. A nonprofit organization working to provide pathways that wildlife can use to cross vast expanses of key habitat.
The Nature Conservancy. A nonprofit that supports several corridor projects worldwide.
Center for Demographic Research (CDR) at Cal State Fullerton. Provides accurate and timely data for demographics in Orange County.
Corridor Design (GIS tools and information for designing wildlife corridors)
Studies of Note
Researchers, using new techniques, have discovered that species diversity is necessary for a healthy ecosystem. Integrated Modeling Reveals Mechanisms Linking Productivity and Plant Species Richness. 2016. James B. Grace, et. al. Nature 529, 390–393. http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v529/n7586/full/nature16524.html.
Analysis of Bobcats in Urban Areas of Orange County, California. 2013. (Master’s Thesis, University of Redlands). Retrieved fom http://inspire.redlands.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1215&context=gis_gradproj
Evaluation of Functional Connectivity for Bobcats and Coyotes at El Toro Marine Base. 2007. Lisa Lyren (USGS) et al. (PDF)
Managing for Climate Change within Protected Area Landscapes. 2009. David Olson et al. Natural Areas Association. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3375/043.029.0406 (PDF)
Recreation and large mammal activity in an urban nature reserve. 2005. Shalene George and Kevin Crooks. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2006.05.024
Behavioral Responses of bobcats and coyotes to habitat fragmentation and corridors in an urban environment. Lourraine Tigas et al. BioCon.2002. doi:10.1016/S0006-3207(02)00120.9
Missing linkages: Restoring Connectivity to the California Landscape. 2000. USGS, CA State Parks, The Nature Conservancy, et al (PDF)
Wildlife Vehicle Collision Reduction Study. Report to Congress. 2008 USDOT (PDF)
Disease and freeways drive genetic change in urban bobcat populations. 2015. Laurel E.K.Serieys et al (PDF)