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Wildlife Fencing Should Help Save Lives

New Y2Y-supported wildlife crossing structures are being built in southern Alberta along Canada’s busy Highway 3.

New Y2Y-supported wildlife crossing structures are being built in southern Alberta along Canada’s Highway 3, a busy east-west roadway that cuts across the Yellowstone to Yukon region and impedes north-south wildlife movement north of US-Canada border.

The fencing, signage and a crossing zones through Crowsnest Pass, on the east side of the Continental Divide, will improve wildlife connectivity substantially while decreasing costly collisions with animals.

It's just one step in a larger initiative to decrease the number of wildlife deaths caused by vehicle collisions by a Highway 3 Partnership Group, which includes Y2Y, along with the Miistakis Institute and Western Transportation Institute.

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