Research Project Title

When Objects Collide: a proposal for the mitigation of vehicle-wildlife collisions in the Inland Northwest

Session Type

Poster Presentation

Research Project Abstract

Roads can cause habitat fragmentation, losses in genetic diversity, economic impacts, and negative effects on human communities and wildlife populations. In particular, vehicle-wildlife collisions can be economically expensive, increase risk of human fatalities on roads, and disrupt wildlife populations. One way in which these problems may be addressed is by providing wildlife a way to safely cross roadways. Using government data and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), we have identified locations in Washington, Idaho, and Montana which will benefit from wildlife corridors. The identification of ideal corridor locations is the first step toward solving the complex problems that arise from vehicle-wildlife collisions.

Session Number

PS2

Location

HUB Multipurpose Room

Abstract Number

PS2-s

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When Objects Collide: a proposal for the mitigation of vehicle-wildlife collisions in the Inland Northwest

HUB Multipurpose Room

Roads can cause habitat fragmentation, losses in genetic diversity, economic impacts, and negative effects on human communities and wildlife populations. In particular, vehicle-wildlife collisions can be economically expensive, increase risk of human fatalities on roads, and disrupt wildlife populations. One way in which these problems may be addressed is by providing wildlife a way to safely cross roadways. Using government data and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), we have identified locations in Washington, Idaho, and Montana which will benefit from wildlife corridors. The identification of ideal corridor locations is the first step toward solving the complex problems that arise from vehicle-wildlife collisions.