Best Practices Manual to Reduce Animal-Vehicle Collisions and Provide Habitat Connectivity for Wildlife

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Nevada Department of Transportation


The goal for this manual is to provide practical information for the implementation of mitigation measures that aim to: 1. Improve human safety through reducing collisions with large animals, including large wild mammal species, select free roaming large feral species, and select free roaming large livestock species, and 2. Improve or maintain habitat connectivity for terrestrial wildlife species and selected feral species through safe crossing opportunities. This manual does not include all possible measures that can or may reduce animal-vehicle collisions and maintain or improve habitat connectivity for wildlife. The measures included in this manual are: Barriers (fences) in combination with crossing structures (for large wild mammals and for small wild animal species), roadside animal detection system, Barriers (fences), Barriers (fences) in combination with crossing structures (for free roaming livestock), and culling, relocation, anti-fertility treatment, roadside animal detection systems, barriers (fences), and barriers (fences) in combination with crossing structures (for large feral mammal species such as feral horses and burros).



Amphibians, Animals, Barriers, Carcasses, Cattle, Collisions, Connectivity, Crashes, Crossings, Ecology, Fences, Feral, Gates, Habitat, Horses, Infrastructure, Livestock, Mammals, Manual, Measures, Mitigation, Mortality, Reptiles, Safety, Traffic, Transportation, Vehicle, Wildlife


Huijser MP, Fairbank ER, Paul KS, editors. Cost effective solutions: Best practices manual to reduce animal-vehicle collisions and pro-vide habitat connectivity for wildlife. Transportation Pooled Fund Study, TPF-5(358). Nevada Department of Transportation, Carson City, NV. 10.15788/ndot2022.2
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