A synthesis of ten years worth of telemetry, GPS and tracking data from Colorado Parks and Wildlife is giving us a better picture of how lynx are dispersing through the Southern Rockies. Since the start of the reintroduction effort in southwest Colorado, lynx have expanded their range even across the formidable barrier of I-70. Fortunately, most of these animals have made it safely, however, with the imminent expansion of the interstate and escalating traffic volumes, safe crossings will become increasingly challenging for lynx and other species. Wildlife crossings are the most viable and effective solution for ensuring that our wildlife can continue to access the habitats they need to survive and thrive.
For more about this research, read Bob Berwyn’s article in the Summit Daily