Presentation Title

Ecological Survey of Mammals and Vegetation and the Effect of Human Visitation on Herngt ‘Aki’ Preserve in Redlands, CA

Faculty Mentor

Jim Blauth

Start Date

18-11-2017 10:00 AM

End Date

18-11-2017 11:00 AM

Location

BSC-Ursa Minor 55

Session

Poster 1

Type of Presentation

Poster

Subject Area

biological_agricultural_sciences

Abstract

The Herngt ‘Aki’ Preserve (HAP) is a new open space reserve located in Live Oak Canyon under the management of the City of Redlands and the Redlands Conservancy. The purpose of this project was to collect baseline data for vegetation and mammal monitoring and look at the correlations between human use, non-native vegetation, and mammalian traffic. Native and non-native vegetation were mapped within the preserve boundaries via ArcGIS software and ground truthing of satellite imagery. Game cameras and tracking stations monitored mammal movement weekly and a map was created based on their visitation patterns. No correlation was found between non-native cover and closeness to human walking trails. No correlation was found between mammal trail use and human trail use. The vegetation and wildlife maps created via ArcGIS software will provide the Redlands Conservancy information on where to build recreational trails to avoid disrupting heavily used mammal game trails and dense native vegetation patches.

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Ecological Survey of Mammals and Vegetation and the Effect of Human Visitation on Herngt ‘Aki’ Preserve in Redlands, CA

BSC-Ursa Minor 55

The Herngt ‘Aki’ Preserve (HAP) is a new open space reserve located in Live Oak Canyon under the management of the City of Redlands and the Redlands Conservancy. The purpose of this project was to collect baseline data for vegetation and mammal monitoring and look at the correlations between human use, non-native vegetation, and mammalian traffic. Native and non-native vegetation were mapped within the preserve boundaries via ArcGIS software and ground truthing of satellite imagery. Game cameras and tracking stations monitored mammal movement weekly and a map was created based on their visitation patterns. No correlation was found between non-native cover and closeness to human walking trails. No correlation was found between mammal trail use and human trail use. The vegetation and wildlife maps created via ArcGIS software will provide the Redlands Conservancy information on where to build recreational trails to avoid disrupting heavily used mammal game trails and dense native vegetation patches.