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.
National Wildlife Federation
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.
Monitoring, Infrastructure Improvement, Technical Assistance, Research/Planning (including Science)
Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC):