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Evaluating methods for identifying large mammal road crossing locations: Black bears as a case study

Author(s):

David W. Wattles
Stephen Destefano

Year:

2020

Publication type:

Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Primary Station(s):

Rocky Mountain Research Station

Source:

Landscape Ecology. 35: 1799-1808.

Description

Roads have several negative effects on large mammals including restricting movements, isolating populations, and mortality due to vehicle collisions. Where large mammals regularly cross roads, driver safety is also a concern. Wildlife road crossing structures are often proposed to mitigate the negative effects on wildlife and human safety. However, few studies have compared the efficacy of different methods in identifying wildlife road crossing and mitigation locations.

Citation

Zeller, Katherine A.; Wattles, David W.; Destefano, Stephen. 2020. Evaluating methods for identifying large mammal road crossing locations: Black bears as a case study. Landscape Ecology. 35: 1799-1808.

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