Wildlife and Roads: A Resource to Help Mitigate Roads for Wildlife

Two badgers using badger culvert British Columbia. Two badgers using badger culvert British Columbia. Photo credit: S. Towers Wolverine Overpass in Banff National Park, Trans Canada Highway, Alberta. Wolverine Overpass in Banff National Park, Trans Canada Hi… Photo credit: K. Gunson Mule Deer using wildlife passage box culvert in Northern California. Mule Deer using wildlife passage box culvert in Northern C… Photo credit: S. Zahner Puente Hills Passage in Los Angeles Area. Puente Hills Passage in Los Angeles Area. Photo credit: M. Schlotterbeck Mule deer using the Puente Hills Passage culvert in Los Angeles area, California. Mule deer using the Puente Hills Passage culvert in Los An… Photo credit: A. Gullo Florida black bear using box culvert passage, South Florida. Florida black bear using box culvert passage, South Florid… Photo credit: Florida DOT Florida panther using wildlife passage near Big Cypress, Florida. Florida panther using wildlife passage near Big Cypress, F… Photo credit: Florida DOT Alligator using Paynes Prairie Crossings near Gainesville, Florida. Alligator using Paynes Prairie Crossings near Gainesville,… Photo credit: J. Barichivich Woodchuck using area under Vermont's Bennington Bypass wildlife crossing bridge. Woodchuck using area under Vermont's Bennington Bypass wil… Photo credit: M. Bellis Bobcat using area under Vermont's Bennington Bypass wildlife crossing bridge. Bobcat using area under Vermont's Bennington Bypass wildli… Photo credit: M. Bellis White-tailed deer using area under Vermont's Bennington Bypass wildlife crossing bridge. White-tailed deer using area under Vermont's Bennington By… Photo credit: M. Bellis Matriarchal mule deer leading younger members of herd through wildlife passage under I-15 in Utah. Matriarchal mule deer leading younger members of herd thro… Photo credit: Patricia Cramer Mule deer fawn examining trail camera in median area of bridged underpasses along Utah's I-15. Mule deer fawn examining trail camera in median area of br… Photo credit: Patricia Cramer

This website is a dynamic part of a National Cooperative Highway Research Program sponsored research project titled; 'Evaluation of the Use and Effectiveness of Wildlife Crossings.'

This site is to be used as a resource for those interested in mitigating the effects of roads on wildlife. It is a central place to learn of the latest mitigation methods used throughout North America. These mitigation methods are aimed at both the drivers of vehicles and the animals that may enter the roadway.

Resources within this site focus on ecological implications of roads and mitigation, and the safety aspect of animal-vehicle collisions. The site was created as a part of this NCHRP sponsored project through the work of 9 ecologists and engineers, and one web developer. It is also the compilation of the work of transportation professionals and biologists, engineers, planners, researchers, activists, and consultants across North America. It is for these people and others that this website was created and who we are indebted to for their support.