Approximately 6.3 million km of public roads crisscross the United States. Wildlife experts say these roads affect animals in several ways, including roadkill, habitat loss, and habitat fragmentation. This article describes transportation's effects on wildlife and highlights exemplary projects and processes that are helping to reduce the adverse effects. The strategies range from site-specific projects, such as goat bridges and bear underpasses, to regional models that combine landscape ecology, conservation biology, and human safety concerns with long-range transportation planning. Sidebars highlight bear underpasses in Florida and wildlife linkage areas in Washington State.


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  • Accession Number: 00790638
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 10 2000 12:00AM