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Hotspot Analyses for Large Mammal-Vehicle Collisions in California

Started: June, 2017 End Date: July, 2018 Project ID #4W6693 Status: Ongoing

Objective

The objective of this project is to conduct a statewide hotspot analysis of wildlife-vehicle collisions in the state of California.

Abstract

This project aims to conduct a statewide hotspot analysis of wildlife-vehicle collisions in the state of California. The results of the analyses will help the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) make informed decisions regarding future implementation of mitigation measures for wildlife along highways. The goals are to improve human safety, reduce unnatural deaths of large mammals, and maintain or improve habitat connectivity for wildlife. This project will be based on the methods developed from a previous pilot study conducted by WTI called, “Procedures and Tools for Wildlife-Vehicle Collision Hotspot Analyses; Using Caltrans District 10 as an Example.”

Contacts

Sponsors & Partners

  • California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS) Sponsor

Related Information

Part of: Road Ecology, Wildlife

Project Tagged In: wildlife-vehicle collisions, road ecology

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