Big Sur Coast Highway Volunteer Roadkill Survey

List of "Hotspots"

 

All Years combined


List of hotspots or candidate areas within which to search for hotspots identified by close examination of charts showing precise milepost locations of roadkill (criterion: 5 or more koadkills reported with a 1/2 mile stretch of highway). This criterion does not rely as much on precise location reporting as the criteria adopted in CIQI.

 
code "hotspot" names animal size PMS# PMN# large small
GO Gorda S 10 10.5 1 6
PV Pacific Valley School S 14 1 8
PW Prewitt Ck. S 15 2 5
PN N of PV Center S 15.5 17 1 22
KC Kirk Ck. S 19 1 4
LP Lopez Pt. S 24 25 2 8
VC Vicente Ck. S 26 0 7
RF Rigdon Fountain L 27 8 1
BC Big Creek L 27.5 29 7 2
RC Rat Ck. L 30 5 1
DC Dolan Ck. L 31 5 0
LC Lime Ck. L 32 5 4
BU Burns- Anderson Cks. L 34 35.5 9 3
LA Lafler Ck. S 40 41 1 5
GP Graves-Pfeiffer Cks. S 43.5 45.5 6 20
BS Big Sur State Park S 46 47 3 18
RC River Inn - Captain Cooper L 48.5 49.5 3 5
AM Andrew Molera L+S 50.5 52 11 22
NS Drainage N of Swiss Canyon S 53 53.5 2 5
HB Hurricane Pt.- Bixby Ck. L+S 58.3 60 9 8
PC Palo Colorado L 61 62 6 2
GC Garrapata Ck. L 62.5 63 7 3
GR Granite Ck. L+S 64 64.5 4 4



In 2001 the criterion was : 4 or more koadkills reported with a 1/2 mile stretch of highway). This criterion does not rely as much on precise location reporting as the criteria adopted in CIQI.
 
code "2001 hotspot" names PMS# PMN# #animals CIQI also?
PV Pacific Valley 15.1 16.2 9 x
LP Lopez Point 24 24 3 x
VC Vicente Creek 25.7 25.9 4 x
BC Big Creek 28 28.7 6
EE Esalen 30.1 35.4 24 x
GR Grimes Point 40.7 41.5 4
PG Post Grade + River Bridge 44.4 46.6 22 x
AM Andrew Molera State Park 50.7 51.2 10 x
PS Point Sur 51.2 54 18 x
HP Hurricane Point 58.3 58.3 7 x
BX Bixby-Rocky Creek 59 59.7 6 x
PC Palo Colorado 61.3 61.9 4 x


In the Corridor Intrinsic Qualities Inventory (Parsons Transportation Group 2002) suggested the following list of hotspots. Their criteria were somewhat different, requiring multiple reports from the same PM spot.

CIQI hotspots name PMS# PMN# # animals VRS also?
waterways with multiple roadkills (not reported)
VC Vicente Creek 25.9 x
Lime Creek 32.2
Anderson Canyon 35.3
PG Big Sur River 46.6 x
Little Sur River 56.1
BX Bixby Creek 59.4 x
PC Palo Colorado Canyon 61.5 x
other areas with multiple roadkills
Gorda 10.1
PV Pacific Valley 13.7 16 x
LP Lopez Point 24 x
DP Dolan Point 29.7
EE Esalen 32.6 32.6 x
PG Loma Vista 45 x
PG Big Sur 45.3 46.6 x
AM Andrew molera S.P. 51.2 x
PS El Sur ranch 53.3 x
PS Point Sur 54 54 x
HP Hurricane Point 58.3 x