Wildlife Crossing

Catherine Wheeler

The Wyoming Legislature's joint Transportation, Highways and Military Affairs Committee met for an interim session in Gillette this week.

Max Pixels

The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission is committing over $1 million to work on wildlife crossings in the state. The Game and Fish Commission is responsible for creating policies, and the department is tasked with executing those policies.

Chris Servheen

Elk and other wildlife are beginning their spring migrations. Moving to summer ranges can mean crossing roads and highways, which puts wildlife at risk of being struck and killed by vehicles. But research shows that properly designed wildlife crossings can make roads safer for wildlife and for people. 

Tony Clevenger has been studying wildlife crossings in the Canadian Rockies for more than 17 years, and he says the data is clear about when building crossings is cost effective.