This Endangered Species Day, join us in learning about an important wildlife solution: wildlife crossing structures! These structures, including overpasses, tunnels, viaducts, and culverts are increasingly being included in transportation planning as they can greatly reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions and provide connected landscapes to species who need access to important habitat and food sources.
Learn more about these structures and how you can support them.
Attend our live lunch-and-learn webinar to hear about different wildlife crossing structures that have already been implemented and have begun protecting beloved, imperiled, threatened, and endangered species! The webinar is scheduled for 11:30-12:30 pm MT. Registration coming soon.
A huge thank you to our Wild Solution: Wildlife Crossing Structures Day partners:
Here are some things you can do to learn more about Wildlife Crossing Structures:
Join us for Wild Solution: Wildlife Crossing Structures webinar
Friday, May 20, 11:30 am-12:30 pm MT
Registration: Register today to save your spot!
Join the live lunch-and-learn to hear from Beth Pratt from National Wildlife Federation and Michelle Cowardin from Colorado Parks and Wildlife about different wildlife crossing structures that have already been implemented and have begun protecting beloved, imperiled, threatened, and endangered species!
- “The Solution to Collisions Between Wildlife and Vehicles is Simple. Funding it Isn’t.” Angela Ufheil, 5280.
- “Colorado Lawmakers Aim for Federal Wildlife Crossing Funds,” from Eric Galatas, Public News Service.
- “State Highway 9 Wildlife Crossings Mitigation Monitoring,” from Julia Kintsch (ECO-resolutions), Patricia Cramer, Paige Singer (Rocky Mountain Wild), Michelle Cowardin (Colorado Parks and Wildlife).
- “Wildlife Crossing Success Stories in the Western States,” from ARC Solutions.
- “Wildlife Connectivity Opportunities for State Legislation,” from Rob Ament, Renee Callahan, Laramie Maxwell, Grace Stonecipher, Elizabeth Fairbank, Abigail Breuer (Center for Large Landscape Conservation).
- “Why wild animals need wildlife corridors,” from Mother Nature Network.
- Sign up to volunteer with Colorado Corridors Project’s wildlife monitoring.
- Take action with Defenders of Wildlife and tell your state representative to vote yes on SB22-151 to make roadways safer for wildlife and people.
- Sign up for the email to receive our I-70 Wildlife Bridge e-newsletters.
- Sign the I Support Wildlife Crossing Structures in Colorado petition.
For the Whole Family:
- “Protect Nature. Life Depends On It,” courtesy of The Wilderness Society:
- “Colorado State Highway 9 Wildlife Crossings – The First Five Years” (4 minutes)
- Listen to the Wild I-70 Audio Tour, an audio tour that introduces listeners to the wildlife and environments beyond their windshield.
- Links for Lynx webinar exploring one of Colorado’s most important wildlife movement corridors – East Vail Pass (58 minutes)
- Summit County Safe Passages – Habitat Connectivity Spotlight, highlighting successes in the fight for wildlife corridors in Colorado (48 minutes)
Learn about the importance of habitats with “Home Sweet Habitat,” from Crash Course Kids (5 minutes).
Check out our Colorado Endangered Species Week page for more days of activities!