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Dear Friends of Wildlife,
Many of you are familiar with the nonprofit 501 (C) (3) Urban Wildlife Research Project’s groundbreaking work to document the behavior and protect habitat for gray foxes living near the shores of the San Francisco Bay on what’s known as the “Peninsula.”
Sadly, shrinking habitat led to the decimation of the total population of 25 gray foxes in 2016. Through our project, we are documenting areas that need habitat refurbishing, discovering areas where inbreeding is taking place, and taking action to rebuild the corridors and linkages along the bay.
Gray Fox Report for September 2020
During the month of September, the gray fox pair, Laimos and his mate Big Eyes have been having a good life or so it seems: Napping during the day, and active at night for between 9 and 12 plus hours. As mentioned last month, I’m going to diverge from focusing solely on our gray fox pair and stretch out to include some highly unusual behavior of not only foxes but also a family of raccoons. All the content for this report will be in the form of my description ahead of the video. Read more….
What We Do
SF Bay Area Wildlife Corridor
Our vision is a San Francisco Bay Area Wildlife Corridor. UWRP notes that as population, development, and sea level increases, read more…..
Gray Foxes of Silicon Valley
UWRP’s Bill Leikam and Greg Kerekez track Gray Fox families through the marshes of the South San Francisco Bay, along the urban read more…..
The Urban Wildlife Research Project of Silicon Valley will complete an in-depth study of the effects that Urbanization has on the critical regions read more…..
Burrowing Owls of the South Bay
In the Santa Clara Valley there are many signs that our ecosystems are in danger. One major indicator is a species of bird that is vanishing from our basin at an alarming rate. read more…..
Beavers in Downtown San Jose, CA
After over 150 years of extirpation in Santa Clara Valley, a family of California Golden Beavers have inhabited a stretch of the Guadalupe River in Downtown San Jose, California. read more…..
Herbicides: Impacts and Alternatives
Our exploration of Santa Clara County’s city streets, and open spaces have led us to discover some environmentally unfriendly practices being conducted by residents, cities, and government entities in our area. read more…..
Feeding the Feral: A Study on Feral Cat’s Environmental Impact
Feral Cats on the prowl, an all to frequent sight while documenting urban wildlife. Some cast aside by their human owners, others born wild on the city streets, creeks, and open spaces. read more…..
Palo Alto’s Anaerobic Digester Plant to Displace Gray Foxes
The wildlife in the gray fox research study area at the bay lands is in danger. The City of Palo Alto is delaying the capping of the landfill and the expansion/restoration of Byxbee Park so that it can assess the feasibility of installing an anaerobic digester. read more…..
Rodenticide: Impacts and Alternatives
The food chain is sacred, continual, and encompassing. Rodenticides are a major threat to food chains around the world. read more…..
Presentations-Guided Hikes-Out Reach
Urban Wildlife Research Project has made education a focus of their mission. Their goal is to share the knowledge they’ve gained about the wild, to instill a greater sense of responsibility in the current and upcoming generations, so the wildlife diversity of Silicon Valley may persist with time. read more…..