Wildlife Road Watch Week for Desert Roadies
April 22 @ 6:00 am - April 28 @ 7:00 am
Our Desert Roadies surveys are returning in “BioBlitz” style with a kick-off on Earth Day!
Desert Roadie volunteers walk or bike an assigned 1-2 mile route and photograph roadkill and wildlife tracks they find using the iNaturalist app. Surveys are repeated for the same route every day for one week, starting at 6am (sunrise) each morning. Volunteers can adopt a route for multiple days, or a single day. Orientation required. Safety vests, iNaturalist training, tools and tracking rulers are provided.
As a Desert Roadie, you are collecting data about where and when wildlife attempt to cross the road, data that helps us reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions and roadkill, and improve safe passage for wildlife.
This year’s survey routes include:
- Oracle Road near milepost 84 and the wildlife crossing structures.
- I-10 frontage road westbound near Avra Valley Rd
- I-10 frontage road eastbound near Avra Valley Rd
- Rattlesnake Pass/ Twin Peaks Road
- Sandario Road
Please RSVP (with your available days, route(s), and hike or bike) to Jessica Moreno at: email@example.com