University of Calgary

Wildlife crossings on highways a win-win

Nov. 4, 2012

A new joint study by the Miistakis Institute and Western Transportation Institute (WTI) has found the wildlife underpass in Dead Man’s Flats, Alberta, is improving human safety by reducing the number of wildlife-vehicle collisions in the area.

The underpass, southeast of Canmore, has proven more cost-effective than the societal costs paid for damaged vehicles, human injury and death, and lost hunting revenues.

MEDIA AVAILABILITY

WHAT: New study into benefits of wildlife crossings on highways

WHO: Report co-author Tony Clevenger

WHEN: Monday, November 5, 2012. 11 a.m. – noon

WHERE: Seebe Interchange on the Trans Canada Highway. For more details, please contact Nathan Long – University of Calgary Media Relations.