RESEARCH PAYS OFF: ECOPASSAGE REDUCES ROADKILLS: BARRIER AND UNDERPASS IN FLORIDA PRESERVE ANIMAL LIVES

In 1996, the Florida Department of Transportation investigated constructing an ecopassage--a wildlife barrier and underpass system--to reduce the high rates of animal mortality in Paynes Prairie, a biodiverse Florida State Preserve with two major highways crossing prime habitat. A 1.8-mile (2.9-km) ecopassage was constructed and a two-phase study investigated pre- and post-construction highway-related animal mortality and animal movement. The research has confirmed the need for--and proved the general effectiveness of--the Paynes Prairie ecopassage. Further details are provided in this article.

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  • Authors:
    • Dockstader, J D
    • Southall, P D
  • Publication Date: 2003-7

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 38-39
  • Serial:
    • TR News
    • Issue Number: 227
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0738-6826
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  • Accession Number: 00962808
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 8 2003 12:00AM