Welcome to the CDOT wildlife and plants web page. This information is maintained and administered by the Wildlife Program at CDOT. You will find useful information on actions taken by CDOT as part of the transportation development planning process to limit highway impacts to Colorado's diverse wildlife, plant life and ecosystems.
The mission of the Wildlife Program is to provide the best information to engineers and planners early in the transportation development process so that wildlife, native plants and ecological communities are considered. The program does not only examine highway impacts on species listed under the federal Endangered Species Act, but also common wildlife species, such as deer and elk.
The Wildlife Program works with engineers and planners as well as the Colorado Parks and Wildlife, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, USDA Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and others for the purpose of building the best transportation system in the intermountain west for man and beast.
I-70 Wildlife Watch
I-70 Wildlife Watch is a website where the public can report its own sightings of wildlife along I-70 from Golden to Glenwood Springs. The data will be used to plan safety measures to reduce animal-vehicle collisions and to improve safe passages for wildlife.
State Highway 9 Wildlife Mitigation Showcase
Coyote using lynx underpass, US 160 Wolf Creek Pass