WPR News
10:17 am
Mon April 28, 2008

Industry efforts to stop wildlife-vehicle collisions

Sublette County, WY – A new effort using oil and gas money aims to reduce collisions between wildlife and vehicles in western Wyoming.

Wildlife biologists say the area around Trappers Point has some of the highest numbers of wildlife-vehicle collisions in the state as thousands of deer, elk, antelope and moose move through key migration corridors in Sublette County each year.

Ultra Petroleum has purchased four message trailers as mitigation for winter drilling on big game winter range along State Highway 189 just south of Daniel. The signs flash dynamic messages about the key wildlife crossings to passing motorists and urge drivers to slow down.