Marta Brocki, ARC Solutions
ARC Solutions works to ensure wildlife crossings are built wherever they are needed by raising awareness and fostering innovation in the placement, construction and design of wildlife crossings.
ARC’s partners and collaborating agencies span a wide range of disciplines and sectors including: leading road ecology researchers, professional engineers, designers, wildlife biologists and ecologists, public agency representatives, non-profit organizations and academic institutions.
Renee Callahan, ARC Solutions
Michelle Cowardin, Colorado Parks & Wildlife
Lance Craighead, Craighead Institute
Bridget Donaldson, Virginia Department of Transportation
Julia Kintsch, ECO-Resolutions
Hannah Rasker, Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative
Chris Slesar, Vermont Agency of Transportation
Darin Martens, U.S. Forest Service / Wyoming Department of Transportation / FHWA
Chris Colligan, Greater Yellowstone Coalition
Take a journey with us across North America to see some of the solutions to challenges implemented by creative practitioners to facilitate the safe movement of wildlife across roads. We’ll visit Vermont, where breeding amphibians travel through a tunnel under a busy roadway to access wetland habitat; underpasses outside of Boise that ensure Idaho’s iconic mule deer herds have room to roam; a network of crossings and aquatic passages that connect wildlife habitat across two mountain ranges in Wyoming; a fencing installation in Virginia that funnels deer to underpasses and has reduced collisions by 90%; monitoring efforts that have documented the power of crossings to facilitate safe passage on State Highway 9; and other exciting planned and constructed projects.
This session will feature a compilation of wildlife crossing vignettes presented by representatives from successful projects from across North America. Featured projects include structures and mitigation solutions designed to support a range of species across varied ecosystems. Join to hear first-hand insights and lessons learned from diverse partnerships formed to advance the implementation of solutions that support the safe movement of wildlife and motorists.
The virtual field trip will celebrate progress made in reconnecting landscapes, raise awareness of existing successful projects, and foster cross-pollination to advance the implementation of future structures. Join us after the tour to celebrate progress in reconnecting landscapes and interact live with representatives eager to answer questions and share more about their projects and the partnerships that made them happen.
Topic Area: Mitigation / restoration
Keywords: partnerships, north america, wildlife crossings