BadgerMap is a project that is currently being moved to Inactive. If you have a habitat or species sighting you would like to report, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Because of sensitive issues related to habitat and location of species, we are making this transition. We appreciate having this project on ...more ↓
BadgerMap is a project that is currently being moved to Inactive. If you have a habitat or species sighting you would like to report, please email email@example.com. Because of sensitive issues related to habitat and location of species, we are making this transition. We appreciate having this project on iNaturalist and welcome your direct emails for future record of sightings. BadgerMap was created to document American Badger (Taxidea taxus) in Sonoma County and the Bay Area region. Managed by Paula Lane Action Network, a 501c3 conservation nonprofit organization. www.paulalaneactionnetwork.org. (707) 241-5548.
With 15 years of naturalist expertise in American Badger, P.L.A.N. consults with individuals and organizations to facilitate understanding, appreciation and protection of the species. American Badger is a fossorial, solitary mammal whose habitat and movement abilities are significantly diminished. A California Species of Concern since 1987, the species and its habitat are under-documented and under-appreciated, largely related to absence of long-term observations and understanding of habitat and behaviors.
Bioconsultant LLC of Santa Rosa, CA, mammal biology specialists, kindly consult with P.L.A.N.
BadgerMap may assist in identifying habitat and species sightings to discern connectivity areas for wildlife movement and foraging from coastal areas, inland and upland. Protecting the few remaining, existing and active habitat areas may help sustain this mammal whose physical appearance is stunning, appreciated and respected by many conservationists.
Recently, biologists and conservationists have begun to realize the efficacy of the American Badger habitat to support other species' needs - including California Tiger Salamander, California Red-Legged Frog, Burrowing Owls, and skunks, foxes and other nocturnal burrowing mammals.
If you check BadgerMap and see that your observations were removed, this is due to sensitivity in the areas where you may have made the observation.
Mapped information will be made available to regional organizations engaged in climate change impact research, with the interest of identifying connecting and habitat areas that may support biodiversity for multiple species.
Entries for Paula Lane Action Network to BadgerMap are made by Susan Kirks, naturalist. (707-241-5548) less ↑