Wildlife Crossings

Rendering of wildlife crossing over 101 freeway in Los Angeles County.

World's Largest Wildlife Overpass In the Works in Los Angeles County

Caltrans will soon close half of the 101 Freeway in order to continue construction of the Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing near Agoura Hills in Los Angeles County.

April 15, 2024 - LAist

Grassy wildlife crossing overpass over a multilane road in The Netherlands

USDOT Federal Grant Program Will Fund Wildlife Crossings

The funding will support projects that reduce the risk of vehicle-wildlife collisions and improve habitat connectivity.

April 13, 2023 - U.S. Department Of Transportation

Wildlife crossing bridge over roadway in Banff, Canada with snow-topped mountains in background

Wildlife Crossings as Key Infrastructure

Animal-vehicle collisions cause billions in property damage, hundreds of human deaths, and dramatic losses in animal populations every year. Monitoring migration and building for animals can make roads safer for everyone.

October 6, 2022 - Governing

Rendering of Memorial Park land bridge

First Part of Houston 'Land Bridge' Opens to Public

The land bridge over Memorial Drive will return 100 acres of green space to the area and provide a safe, convenient connection for humans and wildlife between the two sides of Memorial Park.

March 31, 2022 - Houston Chronicle

Mountain Lion

L.A. Wildlife Crossing To Break Ground This Spring

The planned wildlife bridge spanning an eight-lane freeway will be the world's largest and most ambitious project of its kind.

January 18, 2022 - Curbed

Rendering of the proposed Liberty Canyon Wildlife Corridor

New Wildlife Bridge Coming to Los Angeles County

Construction of the $87-million wildlife crossing on the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills will begin in 2022.

October 12, 2021 - Los Angeles Times

Rendering of the proposed Liberty Canyon Wildlife Corridor

California Wildlife Crossings Get New Funding

The state is budgeting $61 million to build wildlife crossings that increase biodiversity, help species thrive, and save both human and animal lives.

July 28, 2021 - CALmatters

Mountain Lion

A Safe Freeway Crossing for Southern California Wildlife

After eight years of planning, a highway crossing project spanning U.S. Route 101 could break ground in 2021.

October 29, 2020 - Fast Company

 Trans-Canada Highway in Banff National Park

The Case for Wildlife Crossings

If wildlife crossings seem to expensive to build with so many infrastructure needs around the country, consider the cost of not building safe passage for animals.

April 20, 2019 - National Geographic

 Trans-Canada Highway in Banff National Park

$900 Million to Builds Dozens of Wildlife Crossings Over I-90 in Washington

A massive project to build safe passages for wildlife over Interstate 90 in Washington State is a major win for environmental groups who have been advocating for the project for over a decade.

October 4, 2018 - Crosscut

Mountain Lion

The Best Locations for L.A.’s Mountain Lion Freeway Bridges

A coalition of researchers have identified one area near the 101 and other near I-15 that would help keep the big cats alive and healthy.

May 28, 2018 - Los Angeles Times

WIldlife

Why Did the Mountain Lion Cross the Road?

It doesn't matter why—but how is pretty important.

March 18, 2018 - Los Angeles Times

Koala Sign

Urban Design Comes to the Rescue of Dwindling Koala Population

When urban areas intrude into former wildlife habitat areas, animals face challenges moving across busy roadways. In Australia, designers have worked to create passages for koalas to avoid the dangers of speeding motorists.

August 18, 2016 - Phys.org

Infrastructure for Animals

A recent international design competition sought innovative and attractive solutions for allowing wildlife to cross busy highways. The winning designs take various strategies to go over or under the traffic.

February 2, 2011 - The Globe and Mail

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