Terrestrial Connectivity

We have developed a protocol for the assessment of road-stream crossings for passability by terrestrial wildlife. The protocol includes data forms, instructions, and a document describing the scoring system for terrestrial passability, all available on our NAACC Documents page. An online database was created to serve as a convenient repository of the data collected during crossings surveys.

Anyone can survey crossings using NAACC protocols but they must belong to an organized regional group headed by a designated survey coordinator. Training and certification are also required, to ensure high quality data. We are currently developing an online training and certification module that should be available later this summer. Once the training and certification module has been implemented, lead observers will be able to take the training and, upon certification, be able to contribute data to the NAACC terrestrial passability database.