Parleys Canyon fence reduces roadkill, but animals now use onramps August 14, 2011 Utah

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Far fewer cars are crashing into deer, elk and moose along Interstate 80 in Parleys Canyon...accidents involving wildlife along that freeway section were down 71 percent in the first 20 months after installation compared with rates during the 22 months before the fence was built...It used a newer design and seems to have been more successful....“It’s a V-mesh fencing, and it was a little more labor-intensive to install,” he said. “Animals’ hooves don’t get caught in it. Their heads can’t get caught in it. It’s a better fence. I’m excited about its performance.”....But the critters are not using underpasses at Mountain Dell and Lambs Canyon, where fences funnel them, said Patricia Cramer, a research assistant professor at Utah State University...One problem may be noise at the underpasses....





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