Mapping Wildlife Crossings in San José

Bobcat Telemetry Tracking
Client:   Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority

Coyote Valley south of San José is a key habitat connector between coastal and inland habitats. It's also bisected by Highway 101, Monterey Road, and a number of other streets. So collisions between cars and wildlife are a constant concern. We developed a series of maps for new new report and recommendations developed by the Peninsula Open Space Trust and a consortium of other land trusts and local agencies.

The study focuses on Monterey Road, where there’s a significant amount of roadkill in that area, since it’s the main thoroughfare aside from Highway 101. 

We developed a set of maps plotting telemetry data from bobcats, using thousands of datapoints to give a rich view of their movements and habits. And then we used documented roadkill data to segment the road to create counts per 1,000 feet, so that planners could clearly see the most problematic areas.

All maps were developed with ArcPro.

Focus:   Conservation  

Services:  GIS Services, Data, Maps 

Tags:   Esri ArcGIS  

Project Years: 2018

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