Video: Wildlife crossings built with tribal knowledge drastically reduce collisions

Video: Wildlife crossings built with tribal knowledge drastically reduce collisions

FLATHEAD NATION, Montana — In 1989, when the Montana Department of Transportation proposed a plan to address safety concerns on Montana’s notoriously dangerous Highway 93, their answer was to expand it to five lanes. Including a passing lane, the highway would run through the entire Flathead Indian Reservation, growing by more than 90 kilometers (56 […]

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How wildlife crossings in Canada are inspiring safer roads for global species

How wildlife crossings in Canada are inspiring safer roads for global species

There once was a stretch of Trans-Canada highway so perilous it was known as “The Meat Maker.” The then-infamous section of road that transects Banff National Park, a breathtaking expanse of mountainous terrain and glacial lakes in the Canadian Rockies, averaged about 100 elk-vehicle collisions each year. In the early 1980s, a simple highway expansion […]

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