Joint Statement Regarding Climate-Informed Wildlife Crossings

More than a dozen climate, wildlife, and road ecology experts from across the country wrote this consensus statement urging government officials at all levels to consider climate change when planning and constructing structures that help fish and wildlife cross under and over highways. As the appetite increases for solutions that improve wildlife migration and movement while reducing wildlife-vehicle collisions, there is a heightened need and opportunity for designing infrastructure that is sited and designed in ways that accommodate the current and anticipated impacts of climate change. Climate-informed wildlife crossings, including fish passage, would help both people and nature adapt.

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