Coyote using lynx underpass, US 160 Wolf Creek Pass

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 people and beast.

Colorado Highway 9 Wildlife Mitigation Showcase