This page contains information about research projects that are currently underway. Monthly reports are in PDF format.
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:
To determine rates of owl-vehicle collisions on interstates in southern Idaho.
To develop a data-based tool to predict owl mortality "hot spots".
To assess potential mitigation strategies in reducing owl-vehicle collisions.
To reduce driver risk and strengthen ITD support of the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act by minimizing owl-vehicle collisions.
To establish a public-private collaboration to work on owl-vehicle collision research and mitigation.