This page contains information about research projects that are currently underway.

  • Project Description:
  • This project will enable better understanding of barn owl mortality on interstate highways in southern Idaho and will identify and assess possible mitigation methods to reduce barn owl-vehicle collisions.
  • The objectives of this project are:
  1. To determine rates of owl-vehicle collisions on interstates in southern Idaho.
  2. To develop a data-based tool to predict owl mortality "hot spots".
  3. To assess potential mitigation strategies in reducing owl-vehicle collisions.
  4. To reduce driver risk and strengthen ITD support of the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act by minimizing owl-vehicle collisions.
  5. To establish a public-private collaboration to work on owl-vehicle collision research and mitigation.