Research plays an important role in understanding the values of the Puente-Chino Hills Wildlife Corridor. Because of the biodiversity, history and geography, college students, researchers and scientists from all over the region study the Corridor. These scientific studies and research projects inform important decisions that lead to the preservation of lands in the hills.
The City of Whittier/Habitat Authority commissioned a study of wildlife movement across Colima Road. Also, two graduate students from Cal Poly Pomona documented the types of large carnivores roaming the hills and their migration routes to improve connectivity and decrease mortality rates.
AVIFAUNA (BIRD) STUDIES
Funded by the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority two researchers conducted distribution studies of birds throughout the Wildlife Corridor.
The importance of the Puente-Chino Hills and its connectivity to other protected lands were documented in three Wildlife Corridor studies.
HERPETOFAUNA & AMPHIBIAN STUDIES
Scientists reviewed reptile occurrences in the Puente-Chino Hills Wildlife Corridor and established the diversity of herpetofauna and amphibians in the hills and outlined specific management needs of each.
Hills For Everyone has completed two studies of lands in and around Chino Hills State Park to understand where, why, and when wildfires are occurring. The first study covers 1914-2012, and the updated studies expand it through 2018. There are also other relevant wildfire reports on this page.
The study of wildlife corridors, specifically Coal Canyon, and other resources associated with the Puente-Chino Hills are outlined in this section.