Crossings and Safety October 19, 2012 Utah

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Crossings and Safety October 19, 2012 Utah,  UDOT Transportation Blog -, By Catherine Higgins
Research on improving wildlife connectivity has helped improved safety on state roads. ... Dr. Patricia Cramer, Utah State University Researcher Assistant Professor began monitoring and tracking wildlife passage by placing motion activated cameras to capture images of wildlife using the path... UDOT and UDWR agency representatives met and planned two escape ramps would be constructed on the fence line on the west side of the highway on both sides of the river.  Cramer monitored the crossing before and after the escape routes were constructed. Before the ramps, fifteen deer were recorded near the ramp but only 2 used the crossing successfully. After the escape ramps were constructed, cameras recorded seventy nine deer approaching the ramp and fifty seven deer successfully using the crossing.

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