Vehicles and wildlife do not mix well. Thousands of animals are killed on roads, highways, and railways each year and ecosystems are broken into small pieces by this infrastructure. Human lives are also endangered when smaller vehicles collide with large wildlife. In addition to driving attentively, there are things we can do as a society and as individuals. Many states and countries have created crossings over and under major thoroughfares and saved countless wildlife and people from injury. Learn more about these crossings and the data that drives location and design to effectively fit the natural movement patterns of different species.
Fraser Shilling, Director, Road Ecology Center, University of California, Davis
Fraser has been with the UC Davis’ Road Ecology Center since 2005 and has helped create a broad, interdisciplinary program dedicated to the understanding of how transportation systems impact nature and ways to redesign these systems to make them more environmentally and socially friendly. Fraser also leads the largest transportation-ecology conference in the world, International Conference on Ecology and Transportation.
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About the Center
Sonoma State University’s Center for Environmental Inquiry empowers university students to work with community members on the environmental challenges of the North Bay. Our mission is to create an engaged and environmentally ready society, one where all people have the skills to find solutions to the challenges facing our earth. SSU Preserves are open to everyone engaged in education or research. Reservations are required.