Wildlife and roadways don't mix well—for anyone involved. WildlifeXing is a program that adds contributions not just from official conservation organizations but from everyday people as well.
WildlifeXing is a citizen-science tool helping us address wildlife-transportation conflicts. The program includes the use of smartphone technology and on-line mapping tools to engage our communities in scientific inquiry and data collection. Anyone can use the WildlifeXing app to collect data and help identify hot spots for mitigation opportunities along roadways. We also provide connectivity curriculum for high school students to learn about this ecological phenomenon and localize it to their specific landscape. Publicly-sourced data will help to inform strategies for mitigating wildlife-vehicle collisions and improve ecological connectivity, which has benefits to both wildlife and human safety. Check out the website or Facebook page to learn more and get involved!
Moving Right Along
This article from Montana Outdoors explores the different ways FWP, landowners, and conservationists are working together to help wildlife continue their centuries-old migration routes as they have despite modern obstacles.
Mapping Invisible Barriers: A Frontier in Conservation
Fences can be a win-win for both landowners and migrating wildlife.
Transportation Bill Critical for Improved Wildlife Connectivity
Montana Education Coordinator, Naomi Alhadeff, describes how wildlife crossings can save lives and also improve wildlife connectivity across the West.
Running the Gauntlet
Crops, dams, fences, roads and other human footprints can block animal movements, but efforts are afoot to open wildlife corridors.
Pronghorn Xing: a Two-Pronged Approach
Community-science helps gather information to prevent wildlife collisions on highways.
Wildlife Know No Boundaries
The Northern Great Plains is an example of multi-jurisdiction wildlife management.
Connecting Wildlife Habitats
Wildlife move both daily and seasonally to survive, and their need to move may be greater than ever.
More than one-third of U.S. fish and wildlife species are at risk of extinction in the coming decades. The National Wildlife Federation is on the ground in seven regions across the country, collaborating with 53 state and territory affiliates to reverse the crisis and ensure wildlife thrive.