The$ 110 million investment made by the Biden Administration in 19 wildlife crossing pilot projects will restore wildlife habitat and lessen the incidence of wildlife-vehicle collisions. This round of Maori, state, and local recipients, who are promoting increased motorist safety and removing obstacles so wildlife may properly cross roads and highways, received praise from the National Wildlife Federation.
In the United States, there are now more than one million collisions between wildlife vehicles each year.
According to Mike Leahy, senior director for animals policy at the National Wildlife Federation,” We appreciate the Biden Administration taking action to implement the republican Wildlife Crossings Pilot Program.” One of the most crucial items we can do to support wildlife in the face of climate change and our expanding system is to invest in projects that enable animals to safely navigate roads.
The I-90 Missoula to Garrison Wildlife Crossing in Montana, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes ‘ development of the U.S. Highway 93 Ninepipe and Post Creek Crosse, their job to lessen crashes along US Highway 70 in New Mexico, and their partnership with the Missouri Department of Transportation have all received direct support from the National Wildlife Federation.
The money was provided as part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which allocated$ 350 million over the course of five years for tasks related to animals crossing.