Wildlife Barriers at Fence Ends and at Access Roads and Wildlife Jump-Out Design
Started: June, 2020 End Date: November, 2022 Project ID #4W8455 Status: Ongoing
The research team will investigate measures and barrier designs that are more likely to keep large wildlife species out of the fence road corridor at access roads and fence-ends. In the first task, the team will investigate measures aimed at reducing intrusions of large wild mammals, especially carnivores, at gaps in wildlife fences through a literature review and field experiments. The second task will focus on investigating measures to increase the use of wildlife jump-outs be deer species (white-tailed deer and mule deer) through a literature review and field experiments.
One of the field experiments is supported by a companion project: Wildlife Barriers at Access Roads Along a Highway in a Multi-functional Landscape on the Flathead Indian Reservation.
Marcel Huijser - PI
Nova Simpson - Main External Contact
Sponsors & Partners
- Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) Sponsor
Part of: Road Ecology, Wildlife
Project Tagged In: wildlife connectivity, wildlife fencing« Back to Focus Areas