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Road Ecology Researchers Lead Public Meeting in Wyoming

Marcel Huijser and Rob Ament traveled to Jackson, Wyoming on July 19, 2017 to collect public feedback on a proposed wildlife plan for Teton County.  WTI is leading the development of a Wildlife Crossings Master Plan for the county, which will propose strategies for reducing the impacts of roads on wildlife that live in or migrate through the area.  At the meeting, Marcel (Principal Investigator) and Rob presented preliminary findings, such as the collision hotspots identified, as well as a number of potential solutions, such as overpasses, underpasses, sensors, and improved lighting.  Members of the public who attended the forum had the opportunity to review maps, ask questions, and make suggestions regarding elements of the plan, which is scheduled for completion at the end of the year.  The Plan is designed to provide planning guidance to the Teton County Board of County Commissioners.

 

Marcel at Jackson meeting

Marcel Huijser presents a proposed Wildlife Crossings Master Plan at the Teton County Library in Jackson, Wyoming.

The meeting was well-attended by the public and local media.  For a more in-depth account, read the feature articles by the Jackson Hole News before and after the event. Project information is also available here.