Friends of Kootenay Blog

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Helping Wildlife Cross the Road

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 Building wildlife crossing structures near on Hwy 93 near Dolly Varden picnic site by Larry Halverson

“Collisions between wildlife and vehicles kill animals, damage vehicles and, occasionally, result in human injury or death. In recent years an annual average of 50 large animals have been killed in Kootenay. This statistic does not include those dying out of view from the highway or removed by scavengers before Parks staff can record them. It also excludes hundreds of small mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles killed each year but rarely reported, and the eight to ten bighorn sheep dying annually in collisions just outside the park.”

Read how Parks Canada is Helping Wildlife Cross the Road