Wildlands Network works to ensure we can live in harmony with North America’s wildlife by rewilding and reconnecting habitats that have been fragmented by roads, fences, and other man-made barriers.
Every day, approximately one million vertebrates are struck and killed by motor vehicles in the United States. In Oregon, we have a unique and timely opportunity to create a better future for people and wildlife with the passage of The Wildlife Corridor and Safe Road Crossing Act.
You can take action to support this important legislation by filling out the form below.
Oregon House Bill 2834, The Wildlife Corridor and Safe Road Crossing Act, sponsored by Representatives Helm, Prozanski, Marsh and Dembrow, would direct the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife in consultation with the Department of Transportation to develop a Wildlife Corridor and Safe Road Crossing Action Plan for use by state agencies. This legislation is a paramount stepping-stone in ensuring that populations of deer, elk, cougar, black bears, and other key species can safely traverse their habitats in Oregon.
The Wildlife Corridor and Safe Road Crossing Act will also provide safer roads for Oregon’s residents. A 2008 report to the U.S. Congress found that wildlife-vehicle collisions have increased by 50%, from roughly 200,000 to 300,000. Reported collisions have shown that on average per year, there are over 200,000 fatalities and 26,000 injuries, costing Americans more than $8 billion yearly.
Urge your Oregon state legislators TODAY to support this critically important legislation to protect all of Oregon’s citizens, both human and wild.
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