Differences in Spatiotemporal Patterns of Vehicle Collisions with Wildlife and Livestock

By REQUEST ONLY: Road ecology research has tended to focus on wildlife-vehicle collisions (WVCs) while omitting or failing to differentiate domestic (i.e., livestock) animal-vehicle collisions (DAVCs). Using a ten-year collision data set for Montana, we show that WVCs and DAVCs occur at different times of the day, during different seasons of the year, and in different locations at both coarse and fine spatial scales. Our results suggest that DAVCs warrant greater attention and may represent a high priority for management in some areas, potentially requiring different mitigation measures than WVCs. Please email Tyler Creech at tyler@largelandscapes.org for a copy. 

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