Restoring Animal Corridors

OPB | Oct. 6, 2006 10 a.m.

Roads and highways help people get around, but for wild animals they can do the opposite. Every year 1.5 million animal/vehicle collisions occur on U.S. roads, killing over 200 people and countless animals. Some species are being fragmented into pockets of habitat too small to support long-term survival. Field Guild looks at methods that have been tried in Oregon and elsewhere in the world to help animals move as their lifecycle demands.

First Broadcast: 2006
Producer: Jim Newman

More Information
Ecostudies Institute: Road Ecology
  • Find information at the Ecostudies Institute’s website about their programs and research on reducing the impacts that roads have on wildlife.
  • Online: None
Wildlife Collision Prevention Program Website
Oregon Wildlife Movement Strategy
  • The Oregon Wildlife Movement Strategy is new partnership between Oregon Departments of Transportation and Fish & Wildlife and other public agencies to address wildlife passage in the state of Oregon. See the Oregon Conservation Strategy Report for more information on wildlife habitat conservation priorities, including wildlife movement.
  • Online: www.dfw.state.or.us/conservationstrategy/
For questions about transportation/wildlife issues:
  • Contact: Melinda Trask (ODOT)
  • Phone: (503) 986-3504
  • Email: Melinda.Trask@odot.state.or.us
For questions about wildlife corridors and priority habitats:
  • Contact: Audrey Hatch (ODFW)
  • Phone: (541) 757-4263 ext 242
  • Email: Audrey.C.Hatch@state.or.us

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Major Support Provided By:

  • Dorothy D. Gage and Dan Stanton

Additional Support Provided By:

  • Kay Kitagawa and Andy Johnson-Laird
  • Christine and David Vernier
  • Coit Family Foundation
  • Greenfield/Hartline Habitat Conservation Fund of the Nature Conservancy
  • Lois E. Jones
  • Bonnie and Peter Reagan