Yosemite Transect Survey

2003 Report

During summer and fall of 2003, teams from the MVZ conducted a total of 14,840 mammal trap nights, 216 point counts of birds and 760 person-hours of searching for herpetofauna with over 300 person-days of overall effort. for a map of the sites visited. Results are still being analyzed and will be extended in surveys planned for 2004 and 2005. Here we report on our initial observations with particular reference to species identified as data-deficient by the Park scientists and to changes – both new records and possible changes in distributions. Again, the latter should be regarded as tentative until the project is completed.

PDF file of 2003 Report