Camera traps inform Wyoming highway project

We and our partners are working with the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) to keep an eye on the places where WYDOT aims to build wildlife crossings along a busy highway south of Yellowstone.

Using remote camera traps at places we've all ID'd as as important for migrating wildlife along Highway 89/191, we're gathering information that will inform this highway-modifying project that's supposed to start next year south of Jackson. WYDOT is planning six large underpasses and many smaller structures that will help wildlife cross roads safely, and help keep people safe from hitting wildlife on the highway.   

A big thanks to our partners on this project: the Center for Large Landscape Conservation, Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation, Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance, and the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative.

-- Chris Colligan, Wildlife Program Coordinator