The Wildlife Project conducts numerous projects, variously funded projects every year. Please feel free to contact us if you wish to collaborate.
We are currently working on several projects that include various natural history studies, long-term population monitoring, construction monitoring, and wildlife inventories of many species, including the foloowing,
California tiger salamander (Ambystoma californiense)
migratory nesting birds (from shorebirds and water fowl to forest birds and raptors)
California bat species [Pallid bat (Antrozous pallidus), Townsend's big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii), bat maternity colonies, etc.]
and many other species...
Conducting long-term monitoring on California red-legged frogs (Rana draytonii)
Research Projects in Progress
The Wildlife Project has worked tirelessly to incorporate natural history studies and wildlife survey techniques development projects into many of its core projects. When we learn new information, we make every effort to seek out others conducting similar work, and develop collaborations. We are currently working on numerous projects that not only enhance our understanding of wildlife species' needs, but also illustrate sound scientific methods and build lasting relationships.
A description of five new species of the arboreal salamander (Aniedes lugubris).
Response of California tiger salamanders to the removal of predatory fish.
Colonization and use of constructed wetlands by California tiger salamanders.
Removal of mosquito fish (Gambusia affinis) from ponds used by threatened amphibians.
Colonization and use of constructed wetlands by California red-legged frogs.
A parsimony key for field identification of California garter snakes (Thamnophis sp.).
Western pond turtle population structure and habitat use of sewage treatment ponds.
Atypical breeding habitat used by California tiger salamander.
Comparison of UHF and VHF radio telemetry units on western pond turtle.
Temperature characteristics of selected snake traps.
Use of nesting platforms by Black-necked Silts in the face of rising water levels.
Burn potential of walking surfaces for dogs (Canis familiaris) in California.
Large-scale Land Management
We've been fortunate enough to work on large tracks of land that require a variety of management tools in order maintain conditions suitable for the conservation goals of the landowner. Grazing, mowing, vegetation planting, fence maintenance, pond management, and various efforts for permitting these types of tasks have become typical aspects of our work.