A highway is a “connection.” Efficient movement of people and goods along this connection is essential to our quality of life and our healthy economy. However, while connecting human communities, our modern-day transportation system affects native animal populations too.
Sept. 4 is National Wildlife Day, a day that focuses on protecting native species. Here at ODOT, helping and/or protecting native species is part of our daily work. Whether we’re relocating mountain goats to safer areas or working to reduce collisions with deer and elk or giving fish safe passage, our staff –
- Ensures compliance with state and federal environmental laws
- Provides guidance to minimize impacts to species and habitats
- Directs mitigation efforts when negative impacts occur
Learn more about these efforts by watching videos on our Wildlife playlist.