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By land, air, and water — U.S. Geological Survey science supporting fish and wildlife migrations throughout North America

June 22, 2022

Countless species of animals—big game, birds, bats, insects, amphibians, reptiles, and fish—migrate to reach suitable habitats to feed, reproduce, and raise their young. Animal migrations developed over millennia commonly follow migration corridors—unique routes for each species—to move among seasonal habitats. Changes along those corridors, whether from human development (buildings, roads, dams) or from natural disturbances (for example, climate change, drought, fire, flooding, or invasive species), can make them harder to navigate. The U.S. Geological Survey’s Ecosystems Mission Area provides science that assists land managers in mapping, enhancing, protecting, and reconnecting migration corridors critical for diverse fish and wildlife populations that migrate, such as Odocoileus hemionus (mule deer) and Antilocapra americana (pronghorn), trout and salmon, salamanders, tortoises, bats, and Danaus plexippus (monarch butterflies).

Citation Information

Publication Year 2022
Title By land, air, and water — U.S. Geological Survey science supporting fish and wildlife migrations throughout North America
DOI 10.3133/fs20223030
Authors Mona Khalil, Mark Wimer, David Hu, Michael Adams, Melanie Steinkamp, Suzanna C. Soileau
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2022-3030
Index ID fs20223030
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Office of the AD Ecosystems

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