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ID:

683

Date:

2013-07-29

Headline:

National park visitors leave roadkill in their wake

Reporter's name:

Trevor Hughes

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

USA Today

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

A survey of wildlife-vehicle collisions at three major national parks revealed that the National Park Service does not have a system-wide policy about monitoring roadkill or protecting animals from vehicles and efforts range from comprehensive (at Grand Teton) to uneven (at Yosemite, where bear signs are targets of theft) to ineffectual (at Yellowstone, where road construction exacerbates the risk of accidents to animals).

Notes:

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, an advocacy group, used FOIA to obtain information on vehicle-wildlife collisions at some national parks, from the National Park Service. Their analysis is available at http://www.peer.org/news/news-releases/2013/07/29/visitors-exact-heavy-toll-on-national-park-wildlife/.

Keywords:

national parks, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, DOI, wildlife, tourism, roadkill, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, PEER

URL:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/07/27/national-park-road-kill/2587753/


Agencies:

DOI

States:

CA
MT
WY

Categories:

federal land
transportation


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