Join us for the tenth biennial ICOET conference hosted by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and California Department of Fish and Wildlife, with support from the US DOT Federal Highway Administration.
Habitat loss and fragmentation is currently the primary driver of biodiversity decline. Community forest management and wildlife crossing structures are two common conservation strategies applied to mitigate habitat loss and fragmentation.
This project initiates a general framework for assessing population-specific impacts of Caltrans projects on avian populations with the future goal of providing specific tools to avoid impacts with hummingbirds nesting on or around bridges.
To better understand the dynamic between wildlife and vehicle traffic in Northern California, a study examined whether State Route 49 acts as a barrier to movements of two similar species with different tolerances to human activity. This policy brief summarizes findings from that study and discusses the policy implications.
The goal of this project was to create a genetic toolkit for identifying breeding bird populations and assigning individuals to those populations. Ultimately, such tools could be used to assess population-level impacts when there are conflicts with birds at infrastructure construction sites.