The mammals of Caprock Canyons State Park



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Texas Tech University


Several objectives were addressed in this study. The first goal was to determine the distribution and status of mammals living within the boundaries of CCSP and to determine whether or not the trailway was a corridor for passage of mammals between two distinct habitat types (High Plains and Rolling Plains). Determining other biogeographic implications of the trailway also was crucial to the study. Another major goal of this study was to determine the status of the bat colony inhabiting the railroad tunnel located on the trailway. Finally, management recommendations regarding the mammals of CCSP were to be provided to the officials of the TPWD.