March 16, 2017
The new progress report on the first year of monitoring of the Oracle Road wildlife crossings has been a hot topic this week.
The full report can be found here.
An article in the AZ Daily Star on March 15, 2017 can be found here.
A Pima County news release on March 15, 2017 can be found here.
A CBS News story on March 16, 2017 can be found here.
A U.S. News & World Report story on March 16, 2017 can be found here.
We have been a proud partner in this project since the very beginning and our volunteers and supporters continue to be essential to the future success of this project. Did you know Coalition volunteers monitor a set of cameras in the approach areas of the Oracle Road wildlife bridge? The data from these cameras is being shared with the Arizona Game and Fish Department to help them understand what animals are approaching the crossings but are not yet comfortable enough to use them. Some animals take longer to acclimate to new crossings – since these crossings are the first of their kind in the Sonoran Desert, we hope to learn how long it takes different species to use the crossings over the next few years.
Thank you for everything you do to help protect and re-connect our important Sonoran Desert wildlife linkages!