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Honors College Thesis
Honors College, Environmental Studies Electronic Thesis
Vermont, Landscape Connectivity, Green Mountains, Circuitscape, Interstate 89, Overpass
Landscape connectivity, which has historically been important for maintaining wildlife populations, allowing for dispersal, seasonal movements, and facilitating gene flow, will become more important as climate change continues to shift species ranges. This project aimed to evaluate the current state of landscape connectivity between the Camel’s Hump and Mount Mansfield areas within the Green Mountains of Vermont, with special attention paid to the impact of the Interstate 89 and Route 2 road corridor. This project reviewed the relevant literature on enhancing wildlife connectivity, evaluated the state of connectivity in the study area using GIS methods, and proposes a design strategy for increasing the mobility of large native fauna.
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Oswald, Cyrus Grey, "Vermont Wildlife Landscape Connectivity: A Case Study Connecting Habitats in the Green Mountains, Spanning Interstate 89" (2022). UVM Honors College Senior Theses. 490.