Effectiveness of wildlife mitigation measures


Effectiveness of wildlife mitigation measures

Eco-Kare International - 2017

Organization: Ontario Ministry of Transportation

Location: Highway 69 and Highway 11, Northern Ontario


As part of a large-scale monitoring initiative by the MTO NER, four mitigated sections of highway were evaluated for interactions with large- and mid-sized animals at two study sites: Highway 11 and Highway 69. Large to mid-sized animals include elk, moose, deer, Black bear, coyote, and red fox. Three mitigated sites occurred within the Highway 11 study area (Callander, Wasi and Sundridge) and varied in length of wildlife exclusion fencing used from 2.2 km to 8.6 km and presence of crossing structures between the towns of Callander and Sundridge.The Highway 69 study area had approximately 10 km of wildlife exclusion fencing that connected one wildlife overpass, one underpass, three Reptile tunnels and two creek bridges. The Highway 11 study area was monitored for approximately two years from July 2014 to June 2016 and the Highway 69 study area was monitored for approximately five years from September 2011 to September 2016.


Document Type: mitigation design implementation results mitigation monitoring results
Project Type: fencing overpass underpass
Infrastructure Asset:
Fauna: medium mammals large mammals