Twenty-one individuals from state and federal natural resource agencies, universities, conservation
organizations, businesses, and nature centers were identified by the BRDC Technical committee and
wildlife consultants as potential sources of data on the wildlife resource within the 500 foot corridor project
area. We contacted these sources along with many of the other references identified by these sources.
The existing wildlife data that has been collected is summarized in the appendices of this report. Main
sources, agencies and individuals, of existing wildlife data we collected and their general content is
described below, listed by major wildlife group. The most complete wildlife data collected specific to the
river corridor study area was for threatened, endangered and special concern species. Information and
existing data we collected and reviewed on other amphibians and reptiles, birds and mammals was of a
much more general nature. This data on other species will be helpful in clarifying species
presence/absence and habitat preferences in the region, less so in assessing local conditions and potential
effects of water management or dam removal alternatives.