Vermont’s Best Management Practices for Highways & Wildlife Connectivity

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Vermont’s Best Management Practices for Highways & Wildlife Connectivity

Fraser Shilling, Patricia Cramer, Laura Farrell and Conrad Reining - 2012

Organization: Vermont Agency of Transportation

Location: Vermont

Abstract:

This Manual provides guidance to planning, project design and construction, and operations and maintenance on ways that wildlife interactions with the highway transportation system can be improved. The Best Management Practices (BMPs) described are derived from the scientific and technical literature and are the ones most likely to be effective in Vermont, especially in combination with planned improvements for flood resiliency. The guidance is intended to solve identified problems with wildlife movement and connectivity using proven and testable methods. Implementing these BMPs won’t solve all transportation impacts to wildlife, but it will help improve conditions for both wildlife populations and driver-safety.

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