WTI’s work in the Crowsnest Pass in Alberta Canada takes another step forward as Alberta Transportation begins wildlife fencing construction at Emerald Lake. WTI, along with partners Miistakis Institute, Yellowstone to Yukon (Y2Y), Road Watch in the Pass, and other local scientists and citizens have been recording data and advocating for mitigation measures to reduce wildlife collisions for over a decade. To learn more, visit:
Spokane local news station, KREM2, visited US Highway 95 near Bonners Ferry, Idaho to film a feature story about a pilot animal detection system that uses Dopplar radar to activate roadside warning lights. This project is funded by the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) and Center for Environmentally Sustainable Transportation in Cold Climates (CESTiCC). The system manufacturer is Sloan Security Tenchnologies, Inc, and the work is done by Brice Sloan (system operation and maintenance) and WTI’s Marcel Huijser (investigation of system reliability and effectiveness), with assistance from ITD personnel.