Future West has taken a leading role in Montanans for Safe Wildlife Passage, a coalition of organizations working to reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions in the state. Each year, wildlife-vehicle collisions cause human death and injuries, millions of dollars in property damages, and take an awful toll on wildlife. There are, however, proven solutions – wildlife underpasses, overpasses and systems that automatically detect wildlife and alert motorists – that have reduced wildlife-vehicle collisions by over 85%.
Unfortunately, the state of Montana has not implemented these solutions at nearly the rate that our bordering states have. Dennis Glick and Renee Callahan from the Center for Large Landscape Conservation penned a guest op-ed that argues that needs to change. The guest piece has or will run in newspapers throughout Montana.
Take a look at the link below for the piece in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle: