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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/291676
Title:
An evaluation of wildlife crossings over the Tucson Aqueduct
Author:
Popowski, Ronald Joseph
Issue Date:
1999
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The Central Arizona Project (CAP) canal system restricts movements of mammals across Avra Valley, Arizona. The Wildlife Mitigation Corridor (WMC) was established to provide access for animals over the Tucson Aqueduct of the CAP, and allow movement across Avra Valley. To determine if animals used the WMC more or less than other canal crossings (i.e., bridges), we recorded tracks of desert mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus crooki), collared peccary (Pecari tajacu), and coyote (Canis latrans) in and out of the WMC from August 1996 through July 1997. We also monitored two water catchments adjacent to crossings within the WMC with cameras to determine if catchments were used by wildlife. Deer and collared peccaries used crossings in the WMC more than those outside of the WMC. There was no significant difference between use of crossings by coyotes. Coyotes used all crossings throughout the year regardless of the availability of water sources.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Biology, Zoology.; Agriculture, Forestry and Wildlife.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Renewable Natural Resources
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Krausman, P. R.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleAn evaluation of wildlife crossings over the Tucson Aqueducten_US
dc.creatorPopowski, Ronald Josephen_US
dc.contributor.authorPopowski, Ronald Josephen_US
dc.date.issued1999en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Central Arizona Project (CAP) canal system restricts movements of mammals across Avra Valley, Arizona. The Wildlife Mitigation Corridor (WMC) was established to provide access for animals over the Tucson Aqueduct of the CAP, and allow movement across Avra Valley. To determine if animals used the WMC more or less than other canal crossings (i.e., bridges), we recorded tracks of desert mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus crooki), collared peccary (Pecari tajacu), and coyote (Canis latrans) in and out of the WMC from August 1996 through July 1997. We also monitored two water catchments adjacent to crossings within the WMC with cameras to determine if catchments were used by wildlife. Deer and collared peccaries used crossings in the WMC more than those outside of the WMC. There was no significant difference between use of crossings by coyotes. Coyotes used all crossings throughout the year regardless of the availability of water sources.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectBiology, Zoology.en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture, Forestry and Wildlife.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRenewable Natural Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorKrausman, P. R.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1393712en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b3947088xen_US
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