WILDLIFE POPULATIONS UTILIZING RIGHT-OF-WAY HABITATS ALONG INTERSTATE 95 IN NORTHERN MAINE--FINAL REPORT
From 1975 to 1982, the impact of constructing Interstate 95 in northern Maine on the distribution, abundance, and diversity of birds, rodents, and other mammals was assessed. Populations and activities of breeding birds and mammals were examined before, druing, and after construction of I-95 along sections adjacent to various forest habitat types. Movements and densities of birds and mammals adjacent to and away from I-95 did not differ significantly during and after construction. The use and avoidance of newly created edges by some species was examined. Immediate losses of habitats for breeding birds were noted, and the long-term effects on population of birds and mammals are discussed.
University of Maine, OronoWildlife Research Unit
Orono, ME United States 04469
Bangor, ME United States 04402
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Publication Date: 1983-6
- Pagination: 31 p.
- TRT Terms: Animals; Birds; Interstate highways; Signs; Wildlife
- Uncontrolled Terms: Right of way
- Subject Areas: Design; Environment; Highways; Planning and Forecasting; I21: Planning of Transport Infrastructure;
- Accession Number: 00453644
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-ME-TP-83-5, TP 83-5
- Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
- Created Date: May 31 1986 12:00AM