Highways, wildlife  & mitigation measures
Road ecology
Wildlife overpass for pronghorn
Wildlife overpass for pronghorn

This wildlife overpass provides pronghorn and mule deer with a safe crossing opportunity across the highway.

Bull elk on road
Bull elk on road

Collisions with large ungulates such as elk are dangerous to people and kill wildlife.

Barn owl roadkill, Arizona
Barn owl roadkill, Arizona

Barn owls hunt alongside highways. This exposes them to vehicles and the level of roadkill can negatively impact their population size.

Wildlife overpass for pronghorn
Wildlife overpass for pronghorn

This wildlife overpass provides pronghorn and mule deer with a safe crossing opportunity across the highway.

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JUST PUBLISHED

Jakes, A.F., P.F. Jones, L.C. Paige, R.G. Seidler & M.P. Huijser. 2018. A fence runs through it: A call for greater attention to the influence of fences on wildlife and ecosystems. Biological Conservation 227: 310-318.

Marcel Huijser, road ecology research and consulting
Road ecology. Wildlife underpass and overpass. The crossing structures allow wildlife safe passage to the other side of the highway

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