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Procedures and Tools for Wildlife-Vehicle Collision Hotspot Analyses; Using Caltrans District 10 as an Example

Started: February, 2013 Ended: December, 2014 Project ID #4W4337 Status: Completed

Results & Findings

WTI provided a methodology for the potential future implementation of mitigation measures for wildlife along California highways to reduce direct wildlife mortality of large mammal species and maintain/habitat connectivity for amphibian, reptile, and mammal species.

Objective

This project focused on providing a strategy for the potential future implementation of mitigation measures for wildlife along highways. The general goals of the measures were to: 1.) reduce direct wildlife mortality of large mammal species along highways in Caltrans District 10 and elsewhere in California, and 2.) maintain or improve habitat connectivity for a wide variety of wildlife species, specifically amphibian, reptile, and mammal species, across highways in Caltrans District 10 and elsewhere in California. The project includes data from approximately 1,836 miles of highway in Caltrans District 10.

Abstract

This project focused on providing a strategy for the potential future implementation of mitigation measures for wildlife along highways. The general goals of the measures were to: 1.) reduce direct wildlife mortality of large mammal species along highways in Caltrans District 10 and elsewhere in California, and 2.) maintain or improve habitat connectivity for a wide variety of wildlife species, specifically amphibian, reptile, and mammal species, across highways in Caltrans District 10 and elsewhere in California. The project includes data from approximately 1,836 miles of highway in Caltrans District 10.

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Sponsors & Partners

  • California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS) Sponsor

Part of: Road Ecology

Project Tagged In: connectivity, wildlife

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