Case study – A process to conserve species and communities at risk along right-of-ways
Problem – Roads, railways, power lines, and pipelines negatively affect biodiversity through habitat loss and deterioration.
Assessment – Vegetation is continuously modified through tree and shrub trimming and removal.
Solution – Alpha Wildlife was involved in the development of a stepwise process to properly identify species at risk habitats, develop guidelines to mitigate negative impacts associated with maintenance operations, and properly train crews involved in vegetation management.
Example of narrow and wide rights-of-way managed for species at risk conservation.
Proulx, G., D. Bernier, and S. Hawker. 2007. A process to conserve species and communities at risk along right-of-ways. Abstract. Pages 61-64 in Managing environmental impacts of linear corridors and infrastructure, Columbia Mountains Institute of Applied Ecology, November 7-8, 2007, Revelstoke, British Columbia.