Winter 2023

Newsletter Archive


New paper alert - Pronghorn: Where to invest in road mitigation?

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What is the fastest land mammal in North America? Pronghorn - and we are slowing them down by bisecting their migration routes with Highways. Learn how citizen scientists helped us figure out where pronghorn cross the Trans-Canada highway in Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada by reading our NEW PAPER: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnc.2022.126327

We used three datasets, citizen science observations along the highway, a pronghorn connectivity model developed by Dr. Andrew Jakes and animal vehicle collision data collected by Alberta Transportation to identify crossing areas for pronghorn. We prioritized five areas along the Trans-Canada Highway where road mitigation would improve safety for pronghorn.

Thanks to our partners Alberta Conservation Association, Nature Conservancy Canada, Smithsonian Institute, Alberta Transportation, Alberta Environment and Protected Areas, Saskatchewan Environment, Saskatchewan Transportation, Government of Saskatchewan Insurance.