Evaluation of the Use and Effectiveness of Wildlife Crossings

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Transportation Research Board, Jan 1, 2008 - Endangered species - 161 pages
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Explores development of an interactive, web-based decision guide protocol for the selection, configuration, and location of wildlife crossings. The decision tool as outlined in the report can be found on the web at http://www.wildlifeandroads.org or http://environment.transportation.org/environmental_issues/wildlife_roads/decision_guide/manual.
 

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Contents

Summary
1
Chapter 1 Introduction and Research Approach
10
Chapter 2 Phase 1 Summary
15
Chapter 3 Phase 2 Segments
30
Chapter 4 Decision Guide
98
References
110
Appendix A Priority Tables and Plan of Action
118
Appendix B Application of Safety Performance Functions in Other States or Time Periods
132
Appendix C Theoretical Background of Network Screening for Proportion Method
135
Appendix D Illustrating Regression to the Mean
137
Appendix E A Literature Review of Field Studies and Spatial Analyses for Hotspot Identification of WildlifeVehicle Collisions
139
Appendix F Distance Sampling
157
Appendix G Allometric Scaling
159
Abbreviations used without definitions in TRB publications
162
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John A. Bissonette is a research scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey, and is a professor in the College of Natural Resources at Utah State University.

Ilse Storch is professor of wildlife ecology and management at the University of Freiburg, Germany.

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