We need Desert Roadie volunteers to help complete driving observation surveys on I-10 between Cortaro Farms Rd (Exit 246) and Tangerine Rd (Exit 240), both eastbound and westbound, then making the loop once more on the frontage roads. A total of about 24 miles. The entire survey should take about 30-40 minutes to complete. Surveys start after sunrise each morning to record locations of any wildlife, alive or dead, seen on the roadway.
You can volunteer to drive a carpool vehicle, or ride as a passenger to survey for wildlife and record GPS points. Volunteers can also form their own carpool team. We have 8 days of surveys, so please sign up for one or more and help us fill up our whole survey window!
This data will be used as baseline (before construction) information to show how future wildlife crossings and mitigation helps improve safe passage for wildlife in this corridor. We can also use the data to find roadkill hotspots that need to be addressed, and to justify the need for a wildlife bridge near Avra Valley Rd.
Questions? Contact Jessica Moreno at firstname.lastname@example.org
Happen to see something in this area outside our survey window?
Report roadkill sightings here!