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Wildlife-Vehicle Collision Reduction Study: Best Practices Manual

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Research Report


Huijser, M.P., P. McGowen, A.P. Clevenger, and R. Ament




Under the SAFETEA-LU Congressional Bill, the Secretary of Transportation was directed to conduct a national wildlife-vehicle collision (WVC) reduction study. The study was to advance the understanding of the causes and impacts of WVCs and identify solutions to this growing safety problem. A report was submitted to congress in November 2007. This document builds on that report providing a best practices manual for reducing wildlife-vehicle collisions. Design and implementation guidelines are provided for wildlife fencing, wildlife underpasses and overpasses, animal detection systems, vegetation management and wildlife culling. Additionally for a WVC reduction program, information is provided on regional planning, identification of priority areas, alignment and design considerations, guidelines for monitoring effectiveness of mitigations, and potential funding sources.

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Wildlife-Vehicle Collision Reduction Study: Best Practices Manual


animal-vehicle collisions
deer-vehicle collisions
endangered and threatened species
wildlife fencing
wildlife crossing structures
wildlife overpasses
wildlife underpasses
wildlife-vehicle colli

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