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First year wildlife results for I-90 Wildlife Watch

Feb 29, 2012

Feb 29 - I-90 Wildlife Watch now has more than a year's worth of animal sightings in the Cascades near Snoqualmie Pass. The voluntary wildlife reporting website has received 7,000 visits from motorists, who together have documented 240 reports of live and dead animals.

First year wildlife results for I-90 Wildlife Watch

I-90 wildlife need you and your eyes!

I-90 Wildlife Watch now has more than a year's worth of animal sightings in the Cascades near Snoqualmie Pass. The voluntary wildlife reporting website has received 7,000 visits from motorists, who together have documented 240 reports of live and dead animals.

See the first year’s report

“Live animal data are an especially important complement to other wildlife monitoring efforts in the Snoqualmie Pass region, as they help boost our understanding of how and where wildlife try to cross the highway,” said Robert Long, a research ecologist with Western Transportation Institute (WTI) in Ellensburg, WA. “The majority of live animals sighted were deer and elk, with black bears, coyotes, and numerous other species also reported.”

Coordinated by the WTI, the I-90 Wildlife Bridges Coalition, and other partners, I-90 Wildlife Watch encourages motorists to report wildlife and roadkill sightings along I-90 between North Bend and Easton.

Interstate 90 is a vital transportation corridor in Washington, and bisects a critical north-south wildlife corridor for animals moving through the Cascade Mountains. It is also the site of a I-90 Snoqualmie Pass East project that includes wildlife crossing structures. The I-90 Wildlife Bridges Coalition has worked to ensure the safe passage of wildlife at Snoqualmie Pass for more than a decade by protecting forested habitat and involving citizens in wildlife monitoring.

Said Jen Watkins, campaign coordinator for the Coalition and conservation associate at Conservation Northwest, “With an astounding 28,000 vehicles traveling over the Pass each day, we hope to involve even more people during year two.”

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