The Los Angeles Times did a spectacular write up on P-22’s life, legacy, and death. We encourage you to read it, to understand it, and to support groups like Hills For Everyone working to link landscapes together for wildlife connectivity.
View the Los Angeles Times obituary for P-22.
As part of the backstory: the creation of the Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing was inspired by the lack of habitat connectivity between the Santa Monica Mountains and the Simi Hills at the Liberty Canyon exit along the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills. The Wildlife Crossing re-establishes the connection that was lost.
We face the same challenges here, but on a smaller scale. The Puente Hills need connecting to the Chino Hills. There are four main chokepoints for wildlife movement: (1) Hacienda Blvd., (2) Harbor Blvd., (3) Brea Canyon Rd., and (4) Coal Canyon at the 91 Freeway. M-6 was the cougar that prompted the protection of Coal Canyon. Only two of these four locations are protected (2 and 4). Only one is actually working (2).
The remaining two (#1 and 3) are facing projects that could sever the wildlife movement.
Hills For Everyone has more work to do.
We will carry out our plans to connect, protect, and restore the Puente-Chino Hills Wildlife Corridor for the memory of P-22 and others like him.