Interstate 70 (I-70) is one of the most dangerous highways in Colorado for wildlife. It bisects major migration routes with four to six lanes of high-speed traffic and concrete dividers. Each year over 300 animals are struck by cars trying to cross I-70 in the mountain corridor that runs from Golden to Glenwood Springs. Four of Colorado’s threatened Canada lynx population have been killed trying to cross this stretch of road.
Traffic is so heavy along stretches of I-70 that some species avoid the road completely. This forces wildlife to modify important daily, seasonal, and life behaviors, and may cut them off from important habitat and food sources.
Wild I-70 Audio Tour
Rocky Mountain Wild is working to build public awareness about wildlife vehicle collisions along the I-70 Mountain Corridor with the intent of supporting the construction of wildlife crossing structures in the region. Our Wild I-70 Audio Tour is a free app that travelers can listen to in real time as they travel the corridor.
The tour introduces listeners to the wildlife and environments beyond their windshield. Quirky stories, unusual facts, and science help explain how lynx, wolves, humans, and more all use this important movement corridor.
Help us persuade decision makers to prioritize and build wildlife crossing structures by signing our petition.