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Highway Mitigation Opportunities for Wildlife Along Highways 1,2 and 95 in Boundary County, Idaho

Started: January, 2012 Ended: July, 2012 Project ID #4W3883 Status: Completed

Objective

The purpose of this project is to provide the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) with an analysis of existing wildlife crash and carcass removal data for Idaho Boundary County highways (Highway 95, Highway 2, and Highway 1).

Abstract

WTI worked with the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y), the Idaho Transportation Department, Idaho Fish and Game, and the US Fish and Wildlife service to develop an analysis of existing wildlife crash and carcass removal data for Idaho Boundary County highways (Highway 95, Highway 2, and Highway 1) from county line to county line. WTI collected 10 years of crash and carcass data and conducted field site visits. Through data integration, researchers created maps of the road sections that have a concentration of wildlife vehicle collisions and that bisect important habitat or corridors for wildlife. WTI used the analysis data to suggest preliminary design options for mitigation measures and provide Y2Y with a cost-benefit assessment for these highway mitigation measures.

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Sponsors & Partners

  • Yellowstone To Yukon Conservation Initiative Sponsor

Part of: Road Ecology, Wildlife

Project Tagged In: habitat connectivity, wildlife-vehicle collisions

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