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WTI publishes “Wildlife Mitigation Opportunities along U.S. Hwy 2, Northwestern Montana.”

WTI has completed the final report for “Wildlife Mitigation Opportunities along U.S. Hwy 2, Northwestern Montana,” a project sponsored by the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative.  Authored by Marcel Huijser and James Begley, this report explores wildlife issues along U.S. Highway 2 between the Idaho/Montana border and Kalispell. It details the identification and prioritization process […]

U.S. 93 Project Highlighted by Pulitzer Center

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting included a feature article on the effectiveness of wildlife crossing structures or “animal bridges” for reducing the number of collisions between vehicles and large animals.  The article highlights WTI’s current project on U.S. 93 in Montana to install 41 crossing structures along 56 miles of highway.  WTI researcher Pat […]

WTI evaluates wildlife detection system in Idaho

The Idaho Transportation Department announced that it has started a project in partnership with WTI to test a wildlife detection system on U.S. 95 in northern Idaho.  The system uses a Doppler radar sensor to detect large animals on both sides of the road.  It activates flashing warning beacons to alert drivers if animals are […]

Bozeman’s West side trail project receives grant award

The U.S. Federal Highway Administration and Montana Department of Transportation have awarded $167,000 to improve crossings on the West Side Trail in Bozeman, Montana; the trail connects Bozeman Pond Park to Gallatin County Regional Park.  The project is a joint effort by the City of Bozeman, Gallatin Valley Land Trust (GVLT), and Western Transportation Institute. […]