Description du projet (anglais)

The Monkton Wildlife Crossing Project began with a group of concerned citizens who realized increasing traffic along a local road threatened the survival of an amphibian population including the rare, Blue-spotted salamander. The Monkton Conservation Commission and Lewis Creek Association led the development of two wildlife road crossings that would provide safe passage for salamanders migrating from their forested wintering habitat to wetland breeding grounds. Several partners including The Reptile and Amphibian Atlas’s Jim Andrews, Vermont Transportation Agency, Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department all helped with preconstruction monitoring and designing the crossings. This was the first wildlife related project in the northeastern United States to receive a Transportation Enhancement Grant from the Federal highway Administration. This federal grant was combined with a Vermont Fish & Wildlife State Wildlife Action Grant, and other sources like crowdfunding to pay for the installation of two concrete underpasses. This project has received international attention for its innovative and collaborative approach to building effective wildlife road crossings. Today, monitoring is ongoing and recent studies have shown road mortality rates at the crossing locations have dropped by 93%!

Description du projet (français)

Organisation principale responsable du projet

Organisation(s) partenaire(s)

Vermont Agency of Transportation

Fait partie d'un réseau plus large

Statut du projet

En cours

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Atténuation des impacts des infrastructures

Recherche (Évaluation de la connectivité sur le terrain)

Mots-clés standards

Transport (routes, chemin de fer, ponceau, pont)

Espèce faunique ayant un statut spécial

Caméra pour l'observation de la faune

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Nom du lieu

Monkton Road

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