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This project will develop tools that ITD staff can use to determine where mitigation measures are needed to reduce wildlife/vehicle collisions and will identify cost effective mitigation options. The tools will be used to prioritize projects on a statewide basis.
The objectives of this project are:
To develop a GIS application that graphically displays Idaho data on wildlife/vehicle collisions (WVC), road kills, and migration corridors for large ungulates (deer, elk, moose, antelope).
To use the data to identify high risk corridors for vehicle collisions with large ungulates.
To identify possible mitigation measures to reduce vehicle collisions with this wildlife and assess the cost and benefits of each measure.
To develop tools/methods ITD staff can use to prioritize sites for mitigation efforts and to identify the most appropriate mitigation strategies at those locations.