Wildlife Movement completed

Small Vertebrate Underpass Study

In 2012, the small animal connectivity study began as part of Connectivity Monitoring Strategic Plan (CMSP) developed by the San Diego Monitoring and Management Program (SDMMP). There were three main objectives in this study. First, to determine which groups of small vertebrates are currently using or avoiding these wildlife underpasses and understand how these behaviors may be predicted by life history characteristics. Secondly, to investigate the effectiveness of adding cover structures to underpasses as a way to enhance small vertebrate use of underpasses. Third, to evaluate the extent to which larger vertebrates often used as focus species in connectivity studies in the region act as indicators of use by small vertebrate species.
Project Focus
Project type: Monitoring
Data steward: Carlton Rochester
Investigator: Robert Fisher
Main implementing entity: U.S. Geological Survey, Western Ecological Research Center
Partner: California Department of Fish & Wildlife
Point of contact: Cheryl Brehme
SDMMP lead: Sarah McCutcheon
Study lead: Jeff Tracey
Project Protocol
Reports Available: Yes
Draft Report Date: 2014-01-01
Final Report Date: 2014-12-31
File name Lead Author Year Type
LAG_SanDiego_P1182111.pdf not sure
SmallAnimalUseOfWildlifeUnderpasses-SDMMP-Sept2012.pdf not sure