Road Ecology blog: Art on wildlife overpass, Hwy 69, Ontario, Canada

February 04, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Road Ecology blog: Art (drawings of animals) on wildlife overpass (about 30 m wide), Hwy 69, Ontario, Canada.

I think having art on wildlife crossing structures is a good idea. It illustrates a connection between human society and nature. This ecoduct helps wildlife cross a major highway and it helps maintain viable wildlife populations in the area. The wildlife symbols on the bridge not only clearly communicate the purpose of the overpass. The art also illustrates that we as humans are prepared to mitigate some of of our impacts on wildlife.

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Art (drawings of animals) on wildlife overpass (about 30 m wide), Hwy 69, Ontario, CanadaArt (drawings of animals) on wildlife overpass (about 30 m wide), Hwy 69, Ontario, CanadaArt (drawings of animals) on wildlife overpass (about 30 m wide), Hwy 69, Ontario, Canada. The overpass has art (drawings of animals) on the side, visible to people traveling the highway. The top of the overpass is landscaped with trees, shrubs, and brush and rock to provide cover for animals. Elk (Cervus canadensis), moose (Alces alces), Black bear (Ursus americanus) and white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) are among the target species.The overpass has a gradual approach (slope) for animals that approach the structure from the surrounding landscape. The wildlife overpass cost about CAN$ 2.9 million.

 

Art (drawings of animals) on wildlife overpass (about 30 m wide), Hwy 69, Ontario, CanadaArt (drawings of animals) on wildlife overpass (about 30 m wide), Hwy 69, Ontario, CanadaArt (drawings of animals) on wildlife overpass (about 30 m wide), Hwy 69, Ontario, Canada. The overpass has art (drawings of animals) on the side, visible to people traveling the highway. The top of the overpass is landscaped with trees, shrubs, and brush and rock to provide cover for animals. Elk (Cervus canadensis), moose (Alces alces), Black bear (Ursus americanus) and white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) are among the target species.The overpass has a gradual approach (slope) for animals that approach the structure from the surrounding landscape. The wildlife overpass cost about CAN$ 2.9 million.


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