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.
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.
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.