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Project: Wildlife Corridor at Liberty Canyon

Description: The Project will to restore connectivity to the ecosystem located at Liberty Canyon by building a wildlife crossing over the ten lanes of freeway and an access road to reestablish a key connectivity path for a multitude of native species in the Santa Monica Mountains ecosystem. The implementation of this wildlife crossing across the 101 Freeway will reconnect an entire ecosystem in a key linkage area.

Reference Number: 3600BQ1996005

Implemented By: National Wildlife Federation

Objective: Specific objectives of the overall Project are to: 1. Complete Caltrans Phase 3: Plans, Specifications and Estimates Phase (PS&E) for the wildlife crossing. 2. Conduct monitoring in wildlife crossing area during pre-construction with GPS tracking of individual animals near the proposed site for three species- bobcats, mountain lions, and mule deer- from July 2019 to September 2020. 3. Raise awareness with the public by connecting with and engaging diverse communities about the unique plight of urban wildlife, area mountain lions, and the wildlife crossing and the need for connectivity.

Type: Monitoring, Infrastructure Improvement, Technical Assistance, Research/Planning (including Science)

Total Cost: $400,000.00

Project Status: Project Implementation

On Time?: Yes    Within Scope?: Yes    Within Budget?: Yes

Estimated Completion: 12/20/2022    Actual Completion:

Associated Counties: Los Angeles

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): No

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Prop. 1, Watershed Restoration7/26/2019$400,000.00

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
MonitoringAt-risk Species Monitoring/Assessment  
Infrastructure ImprovementNew Transportation Facility Construction  
Infrastructure ImprovementOther  
Technical AssistanceScientific  
Research/Planning (including Science)Feasibility Studies -- Ecosystem Restoration  
Research/Planning (including Science)Management Plans  
Research/Planning (including Science)Modeling  

Water Action Plan Target

Protect and Restore Important EcosystemsAction Description


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