Coyote Valley is a vital landscape connecting 1.13 million acres of core habitat in the Santa Cruz Mountains and Diablo Range, serving as an essential linkage that provides wildlife with access to the resources they need, both now and into the future. Protecting and restoring this “last chance” landscape is intrinsically linked to the long-term ecological health of our region and is a top priority for POST and our partners.
There are a number of barriers that exist today that restrict the movement of wildlife across the valley. Research has illustrated that Monterey Road, a four lane road running parallel to Highway 101, is the greatest threat to wildlife. The report below provides data-driven recommendations to reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions and bolster the ecological health of our region.
Learn more about why we need wildlife crossings for the southern Santa Cruz Mountains.
Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) protects open space on the Peninsula and in the South Bay for the benefit of all. Since its founding in 1977, POST has been responsible for saving more than 80,000 acres as permanently protected land in San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties. Learn more