When It comes to wildlife crossings, California must catch up

It’s true that California leads the nation in many progressive policies, but when it comes to funding and implementing wildlife crossings to preserve biodiversity, the Golden State is a step behind.

Roads and development create massive barriers for wildlife. Mountain lions, desert tortoises, California tiger salamanders and many other creatures have watched their home turf shrink. Building or upgrading wildlife crossings and preserving existing habitat can go a long way toward saving the state’s most imperiled species.