Highway 17 Wildlife Connectivity Project
BY AHIGA SNYDER
@ VOL 9
ON MAR 24, 2016
Wildlife Biologists Tanya Diamond and Ahíga Roger Snyder are working on solutions that make the road safer for wildlife and drivers alike. They partner with land trust organizations and local government and specialize in identifying, monitoring, and implementing connectivity designs for wildlife movement within a landscape.
They are currently working on solutions for Highway 17, which carries a substantial amount of commuter and vacation traffic between the Bay Area and Santa Cruz. The road cuts through the habitat of foxes, black-tailed deer, mountain lions, and many other species of wildlife.