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By Amanda Eggert
Montana Free Press 

How does the wildlife cross the road?

A prominent road ecologist says Montana is 'stagnant' on wildlife crossing initiatives. Could a $350 million federal pilot program turn that around?

 

Last updated 8/31/2022 at 4:50pm

Credit: Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Montana Department of Transportation, and the Western Transportation Institute.

Road ecologists say wildlife crossings are one of the best ways to reduce wildlife-vehicles collisions and mitigate one of the most significant human impacts on ecosystems. This three-part series examines Montana's approach to crossing initiatives as the federal government prepares to implement a $350 million pilot project - the largest investment of its kind in U.S. history.

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