From the Range to the Forest to the City: A Case Study Collecting Experts’ Perspectives on the Status of Landscape Connectivity in the Pikes Peak Region
CitationHeitner, M. J. (2012). From the Range to the Forest to the City: A Case Study Collecting Experts’ Perspectives on the Status of Landscape Connectivity in the Pikes Peak Region. Rangelands, 34(5), 15-20.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
AbstractIn order to examine the subject of landscape connectivity, I chose to focus on a specific region where I could seek out local experts to discern their opinions on the matter. My primary objective was to consolide multiple qualified assessments in one place, where they could be analyzed for areas of agreement and disparity. The Pikes Peak Region was an ideal location for this case study because of the combination of its significant human development and the abundance and variety of wildlife. Landscape connectivity is a management consideration for how to best balance wildlife viability with continued human activity.