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Article abstract: The MSCP preserve was designed to maintain connections between core habitat areas, including linkages between coastal lagoons and more inland habitats, and linkages between different watersheds. In addition to allowing for demographic and genetic exchange by all species between core preserve areas, linkages are intended to allow larger predators (mountain lions, coyotes, and bobcats) to move among conserved habitat blocks and reach coastal habitats. This study was designed to address the following questions: • Are the wildlife corridors identified in the subarea plans functional? • What large mammals (deer, mountain lion, bobcat, coyote) and mesopredators use the linkages? • What potential constraints to animal movement exist in these areas? • Where are habitat restoration or other management actions needed to facilitate animal movement? • Does the Scripps-Poway Parkway underpass function effectively for wildlife movement? • What survey methods are most efficient in identifying corridor use and evaluating corridor function for each target species?
Number of pages: 64
Prepared for: California Department of Fish & Wildlife;
Prepared by: Conservation Biology Institute;