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New State Law Aims to Curb Car-Wildlife Crashes

KTVZ, a local news outlet in central Oregon, covered our press release about the passage of a new bill in Oregon that will map and protect wildlife crossings. The bill requires the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to map wildlife corridors and work with ODOT and other state agencies to protect them, for example, by incorporating wildlife crossings in new development projects.

“HB 2834 is a good start for Oregon’s agencies and residents to protecting wildlife, wildlife habitat and providing for connectivity as a climate-adaptation response,” said Greg Costello, Wildlands Network executive director. “The first step to protecting wildlife movement through wildlife corridors is to understand where they exist, and where they will exist in the future.”

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