Documenting the Experience and Knowledge of Practitioners, Researchers, and Managers with the Implementation of Measures along Roads for Mojave Desert Tortoise
Started: January, 2021 Project ID #4W8966 Status: Ongoing
This project focuses on documenting the experiences and knowledge of practitioners, researchers, and managers with the funding, planning, design, implementation, and the investigation of the effectiveness of measures taken to avoid, mitigate or compensate for the effects of roads and traffic on the Mojave desert tortoise. These measures are focused on limiting habitat loss due to roads, reducing direct road mortality, reducing the barrier effect of roads and traffic, improving habitat quality, and allow recolonization of zones adjacent to roads, and restoring habitat elsewhere. By making this information available to stakeholders, more successful road mitigation measures may be implemented.
Information will be documented through a literature review and field reviews. The information will be presented at a desert tortoise workshop for stakeholders.
Marcel Huijser - PI
Sponsors & Partners
- U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) Sponsor
Part of: Road Ecology, Wildlife
Project Tagged In: wildlife vehicle collisions, road mortality, desert tortoise« Back to Focus Areas