Article abstract: INTRODUCTION: Monitoring species use of habitat linkages and wildlife corridors is one component of the MSCP Biological Monitoring Plan (Ogden 1996). The monitoring plan was developed to document compliance with the MSCP, measure the effectiveness of the conservation program, and inform adaptive management decisions. The California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG) funded the Conservation Biology Institute (CBI) to review the regional habitat linkage monitoring locations identified in Table 4-1 of the MSCP Biological Monitoring Plan (Ogden 1996). The purpose of the review was to assess the general locations of regional corridor monitoring locations, mapped in Figure 4-1 of the Biological Monitoring Plan, and to refine the overall corridor monitoring locations for the MSCP. As part of this assessment, CBI identified potential barriers to wildlife movement and alternate locations that may be preferable to those mapped in Figure 4-1.
Number of pages: 25 pp. plus Appendices
Publisher: Conservation Biology Institute
Purpose: Regional habitat linkage monitoring locations for tracking corridor use by large mammals (i.e., deer, coyote, bobcat, mountain lion) as part of the MSCP biological monitoring program
Prepared for: California Department of Fish and Wildlife;
Prepared by: Conservation Biology Institute;
Keywords: barriers; connectivity; corridors; linkages; MSCP; NCCP Local Assistance Grant; regional habitat linkage; wildlife corridors; wildlife movement;