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Sunday, September 01, 2013

wildlife crossings

I went looking for some information on the wildlife crossings that span the highway in Banff National Park. The information on the Parks Canada Banff National Park Highway Twinning Project is fascinating. According to Parks Canada, there are 41 highway crossings with 36 of them having video monitoring.

"Since monitoring began in 1996, 11 species of large mammals - including bears, elk and cougar - have used crossing structures more than 200,000 time. Combined with fencing, crossing structures have helped reduce wildlife - vehicle collisions by more than 80%."

Credit: Parks Canada web site
wildlife crossing, Trans-Canada 1 in Banff National Park