From Vermont to Montana, California to Florida–the retrofitting of roadways with wildlife overpasses or underpasses is finally gaining traction. With ~1.5 million vehicle-wildlife collisions each year and costing more than $8 billion annually it is time we start providing safe passages for deer, cougars, elk, alligators, bears, porcupines, etc. In the Puente-Chino Hills Wildlife Corridor, Coal Canyon was the first preserved wildlife underpass. The second, was the retrofitting and addition of an underpass at Harbor Blvd. More locations are in need of protection locally to ensure wildlife can safely reach habitat areas.
Read the New York Times article.