Programs

State Highway 9 Wildlife Mitigation Monitoring

Research Report 2021-01 (and related items), Authors: Julia Kintsch, Patricia Cramer, Paige Singer, and Michelle Cowardin. Keywords: Wildlife crossings, mitigation, underpass, overpass, wildlife guard, escape ramp, wildlife fence, wildlife-vehicle collisions.
State Highway 9 Wildlife Mitigation Monitoring – Literature Review

This literature review was prepared in conjunction with the State Highway 9 Wildlife Mitigation Monitoring Study. The research team compiled and summarized recent literature on the current state of the science and practice of WVC mitigation and monitoring with a focus on ungulates in the western United States, emphasizing research conducted in Colorado and other Rocky Mountain states with direct applicability to Colorado’s landscapes and wildlife populations.

Video: State Highway 9 Wildlife Crossings - The First Five Years

This video was prepared in conjunction with the State Highway 9 Wildlife Mitigation Monitoring Study and funded by Muley Fanatics. For five years, researchers documented mule deer, elk, black bear, moose, pronghorn, bobcats and many other wildlife species using wildlife underpasses and overpasses on SH 9 in Grand County, Colorado. See how this mitigation project has succeeded in providing safe passages for wildlife while improving motorist safety.