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Wildlife Corridor Project

We just launched our first publication!  Check it out!


Safe Passage Document


Safe Passage: A Wildlife Linkage for the Highway 101 Corridor



Watch our short documentary film,
premiered on Thursday, December 3, 2009 in the Kirsch Center!



Other options for viewing, including closed caption:
  • Watch or download on iTunes (cc)
  • DVDs also available
  • The film is showing throughout the center and in our ES and ESCI classes.
  • Coming to a De Anza Comcast Station soon. Check back for monthly schedules.

For more information please contact: Environmental.Studies@deanza.edu

Our Wildlife Corridor Stewardship Team has been studying wildlife movement from east to west and west to east through Coyote Valley, documenting coyote, bobcat, mountain lion, deer, badger and other wildlife movement on a weekly basis for more than a year.


Our wildlife team has been observing tule elk along Coyote Ridge and surrounding east hills over the last few weeks! At least 25 tule elk on our last count!

Wildlife Corridor Species

Coyote Valley Count Update 12/11/12
  • Bird species: 171 (12/11/12)
  • Mammal species: 24+ (12/11/12)

Coming soon

  • Plants, amphibians, reptiles, fish, seasonal wetlands and watershed protection!



Our bird survey team has identified over 167 species of birds in Coyote Valley including 17 species of raptors (including Golden Eagles, Bald Eagles, Short-eared Owls, Ferruginous Hawks, Falcons) and much more!  The bird survey team identified a Crested Caracara on Friday, March 7 flying over the "core" of the corridor off Laguna Avenue! Learn valuable wildlife tracking skills!



Safe Passage: A Wildlife Linkage for the Highway 101 Corridor

Download the 2008 Annual Report Here (25.8MB)


Coyote Valley Landscape Institute brochure coverBirds of Coyote Valley Brochure




es Building: Kirsch Center
Contact: ES Department
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Last Updated: 12/11/12