Evaluation of the Use and Effectiveness of Wildlife Crossings

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Evaluation of the Use and Effectiveness of Wildlife Crossings

John A. Bissonette, Patricia C. Cramer - 2008

Organization: NATIONAL COOPERATIVE HIGHWAY RESEARCH PROGRAM

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This report documents the development of an interactive, web-based decision guide protocol
for the selection, configuration, and location of wildlife crossings. For the first time,
transportation planners and designers and wildlife ecologists have access to clearly written,
structured guidelines to help reduce loss of property and life due to wildlife–vehicle collisions,
while protecting wildlife and their habitat. The guidelines were based on goals and
needs identified and prioritized by transportation professionals from across North America,
and developed using the results of five parallel scientific studies.

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Document Type: pre-mitigation protocols BMP mitigation design pre-mitigation monitoring guidelines post-mitigation monitoring guidelines mitigation monitoring results justification to mitigate other mitigation initiatives other resources
Project Type: fencing overpass underpass
Infrastructure Asset: existing roadway large underpass medium underpass new roadway small underpass
Fauna: amphibians fish/aquatic organisms large mammals medium mammals reptiles small mammals