Get involved with Safe Wildlife Crossings for Jackson Hole
Opportunity is ongoing
For Ages 16+
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Last June, the County Commission adopted the new Teton County Wildlife Crossings Master Plan. Every year, more than 500 animals are hit and killed on Teton County roads. It doesn’t have to be this way. Wildlife crossings are bridges and tunnels designed to help wildlife safely cross the road. While it’s helpful to slow down and pay attention to wildlife, it’s simply not enough. Combined with fencing along the roads to funnel animals to the crossings, wildlife crossings have proven themselves as the most effective way to reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions. In Wyoming, Montana, and Canada, wildlife crossings have reduced wildlife-vehicle collisions by nearly 90%. The Master Plan identifies and ranks the top priority collision locations and potential solutions. Thanks to our many partners who contributed to the plan including Vance Carruth, Sandy Shuptrine, Western Transportation Institute, Teton Conservation District, Teton County, Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation, Greater Yellowstone Coalition, and Amy Ramage with the Teton County Engineering Department and the Alliance. Now, it’s time to fund and build safe wildlife crossings. We hope to see a SPET measure before voters soon.
To make the Master Plan a reality, we need your support! We love our Wildlife Crossings volunteer team, and we want you to be a part of it. Share your ideas, enthusiasm, skills, and time with our work to get wildlife crossings built in Teton County. Sign up to learn more about the Safe Wildlife Crossings campaign, get updates about the County’s Wildlife Crossings Master Plan, and find opportunities to get involved.
After you sign up, Alliance Wildlife Crossings Field Organizer Ryan Nourai will be in touch with more information. You can also visit Safe Wildife Crossings for Jackson Hole on Facebook to keep up with updates and events.
Click here to sign-up or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information