SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS FUND, 401 West Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 805-370-2341

Highway Wildlife Crossings

Connecting Open Space

Habitat fragmentation is an ongoing concern for the plant and animal species of the Santa Monica Mountains. Human development hinders the ability of species to move between natural areas and obtain the resources needed to survive. It is critical that wildlife corridors are established and maintained between the Santa Monica Mountains, Simi Hills, and the Santa Susana Mountains.The Fund works to raise awareness about connectivity and advocates for development of wildlife crossings for the highways that border or intersect the Santa Monica Mountains. In addition, it funds research that allows leaders to make fact-based decisions about this issue.

A Wildlife Crossing at Liberty Canyon

Liberty Canyon Map

Park wildlife scientists recommend the creation of a wildlife corridor to assist mountain lions, bobcats and other species in crossing Route 101. In the ten years that scientists have maintained records, only one lion has survived the highway crossing.

You Can Help

Your donation directly funds the work of park researchers developing the corridor plan and monitoring lion movement in the mountains. Donate and help save mountain lions today.

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8 Comments on “Highway Wildlife Crossings

  1. Can you tell me the name & address of the official organization or name and address of the official fund that is raising money specifically for the wildlife overpass?

    Thank you.
    Diane Schott

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  3. Why is there no information on the goal and the amount raised to date? What a wasted opportunity to raise funds :-[

  4. Are there efforts to build a wildlife bridge over Hwy 118? Just read of the third mountain lion (first the male kitten, then the mother, now the female kitten) killed on the same stretch of Hwy 118. Is this part of the SAMO Fund’s efforts?

  5. Wow, it is so great to see this fundraiser getting close to its goal. We will continue to push our friends and family to donate. Thank you for the hard work and effort and keeping us update through this article and other blog posts. Here is to an amazing 2017.

  6. Is this fundraising still going on? How much has been raised to date? With the permit just granted to kill P-45, should we begin more aggressive fundraising? As a homeowner in Malibu, horse owner who regularly rides the Santa Monica Mountains, and animal lover, I would like to get it started or be more involved. Believe we could raise the money privately if it is only money that is keeping it from being built.

  7. I am very excited about this project and as I am completing my Masters degree in Environmental Science Management and Policy I would love to receive updates on this project and the possibility of others in the future. I am also willing to volunteer if needed for the success of this project.
    Thank you
    Tina Erway

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