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.
The webinar featured a presentation from Fraser Shilling and Amanda Coen of UC Davis, who shared and discussed their research results as well as commented on opportunities for mitigating the unintended impacts of roadways on wildlife movement.
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.