A number of research programs are studying the impact of the highway environment on wildlife. The larger animals such as elk and deer, as well as small game, birds and fish are being studied. The biological control of some plant species and the effect of certain herbicides on the environment are also under study. A Wyoming study is investigating the impact of Interstate 80 on the migratory habits and patterns of elk, deer, and antelope, and another study is evaluating various methods of deer-auto collisions. A number of states are investigating the impact of new highways on various families of wild life. It is emphasized that research in this field must be flexible and dynamic, and that researchers, planners and construction and maintenance engineers must be sensitive to the delicate balance between man and nature.

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    Federal Highway Administration

    Office of Research and Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Wood, L E
    • Smith, D L
  • Publication Date: 1976-3

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  • Accession Number: 00136319
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1976 12:00AM