Wildlife Corridor Analysis

Close-up of small brown bird resting on a tree trunk.

The City of Bellingham worked with Diamond Head Consulting (DHC) to complete a wildlife corridor analysis. The purpose of the wildlife corridor analysis was to help identify important terrestrial habitat hubs, wildlife corridors and breaks within the City limits and urban growth area (UGA). The analysis builds on the 2003 City of Bellingham Wildlife Habitat Assessment (Nahkeeta Northwest 2003) and the 2015 Bellingham Habitat Restoration Technical Assessment (ESA 2015). Wildlife habitat connectivity in Bellingham was modeled using the software package Conefor Sensinode (“Conefor”). This model quantifies the relative importance of habitat areas and links for maintaining or improving connectivity for each selected focal species of wildlife.

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Contacts

Analiese Burns
Habitat and Restoration Manager
Public Works Natural Resources
acburns@cob.org
(360) 778-7968

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