Nevada Wildlife Safety Crossings Are Nationally Recognized

Photo Credit: Courtesy of NDOW

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

A joint Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) and Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) initiative to install wildlife safety crossings in northeastern Nevada has received the Federal Highway Administration 2019 Environmental Excellence Award. The award recognizes nine crossings on I-80 between Wells and Wendover and US-93 between Wells and Jackpot.

In this week's Nevada Wild, Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down 
with NDOT Wildlife Biologist Nova Simpson and NDOW Wildlife Staff Specialist Mike Cox to talk about the award, the history of the project, how the crossings benefit drivers and wildlife, and how they hope to see more projects like this in the future.

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