filed under: wildlife and environment
Providing safe passage for urban wildlife
This guidebook, Achieving Landscape Permeability in an Urban Environment: Wildlife Crossings, providing safe passage for urban wildlife, provides recommendations to enhance the design and effectiveness of transportation planning processes within the context of evolving and complex scientific information and research. Implementing improved transportation planning processes will help to ensure Portland area roadways allow for the greatest possible movement of native fish and wildlife for the conservation of these species, while ensuring the safety of the motoring public. Both enhance the quality of life of Oregonians that value healthy fish and wildlife populations.
This guidebook complements the previous and ongoing work of Metro, including Metro’s Green Streets, Trees for Green Streets, Creating Livable Streets and Green Trails guidebooks as well as the work of others in the Portland
metropolitan area focused on inventorying, characterizing, and connecting important habitats for native fish and wildlife. The guidebook provides information on:
Published August 01, 2009
A Synthesis of Research Findings, Management Practices, and Research Needs
Horses have been suggested to be an important source for the introduction of non-native plant species along trails, but the conclusions were based on anecdotal evidence.
Responsible equestrians should actively protect trees and other park structures when out on the trail. Equine expert Lora Goerlich gives her take on this topic.