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Dr. Nicki Frey: Wildlife crossings

Dr. Nicki Frey, from Southern Utah University, will be available for interviews on Tuesday, April 16, from 3-5 p.m. ET.

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Interview opportunity available:

Tuesday, April 16, from 3-5 p.m. ET

The federal government is allocating $350 million for the construction of bridges and tunnels that allow animals safe passage over or under roads.

Available expert:

Dr. Nicki Frey is an associate extension professor of wildlife biology at Southern Utah University. She can discuss topics including:

  • The problem of wildlife-vehicle collisions, including how many people are killed or seriously injured in these crashes, how many animals are killed on roadways each year, and property damage costs;
  • How populations of wildlife are negatively affected by their territory being divided by highways, and research on whether wildlife crossings help;
  • How scientists identify suitable locations for wildlife crossings, and, once they are in place, evaluate whether animals are using them; and
  • What scientists have learned from studying existing wildlife crossings that can help inform decisions about where to build new ones.

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