Wildlife-vehicle collisions (WVCs) and the impacts to wildlife and people are a statewide problem – approximately 60% of reported WVCs occur in Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) Regions 3 and 5, which represent the Western Slope of Colorado.
Which species are most affected?
Analysis of CDOT maintenance records from 2006 – 2015 shows that 83% (13,757) of all carcasses removed from roadways by maintenance forces on the West Slope were deer, 12.6 % (2095) were elk, and 0.5% were moose (83) and antelope (80), respectively.
How can wildlife mobility and safety be improved?
How can you support species health?
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Photo source: Rocky Mountain Wild, ECO-resolutions, CDOT