publication . Article . 2007

Limitations to Wildlife Habitat Connectivity in Urban Areas

Trask, Melinda;
Open Access English
  • Published: 20 May 2007
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: Mexico
Abstract
The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) conducted an evaluation of existing wildlife habitat and movement corridors within southeast Portland, where a new section of highway (the Sunrise Corridor) is proposed. The purpose was to develop a comprehensive strategy to preserve and enhance connections for wildlife passage potentially impacted by the Sunrise Corridor project. The evaluation illustrates limitations to urban wildlife protection that are not typically considered. The proposed alignment and alternatives for Sunrise Corridor project are located in an area that is rapidly growing with urban development but still retains some relatively large natural ...
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free text keywords: wildlife habitat connectivity, urban wildlife protection, habitat patches
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