In the News

Photo captured 6/15/08 at 7:37am, Vail Pass, Colorado.

Recent Reports

ECO-resolution teamed up with CDOT and Rocky Mountain Wild to complete the I-70 EcoLogical Report, a comprehensive analysis of wildlife mitigation opportunities for the I-70 Mountain Corridor. See the full report and recommendations.

ECO-resolutions and a colleague at Utah State University created a Passage Assessment System, allowing transportation departments to evaluate existing transportation infrastructure for its ability to facilitate wildlife movement from one side of a roadway to the other. View the Research Note [Attached pdf] or link to the full report.

 

Articles

Summit Daily (Colorado): Wildlife overpasses eyed to improve safety on Hwy 9

Eagle County (Colorado): Eagle County Open Space acquires 1,200 acres along Colorado River

The Vail Business Journal (Colorado): I-70, a Berlin Wall for wildlife no more?

Westword (Colorado): It’s not about why the wildlife cross the road, but whether they’ll survive the trip 

SnoValley Star (Washington): State studies animals near North Bend to reduce collisions

 

Links

Report wildlife sightings on I-70 (Golden to Glenwood Springs): I-70 Wildlife Watch

ARC – Animal Road Crossings – wildlife crossings design competition

Wildlife and Roads: roadway mitigation for wildlife

USDA Forest Service’s Wildlife Crossings Toolkit

 

Select Publications

  • Rudnick, D. A., S. J. Ryan, P. Beier, S. A. Cushman, F. Dieffenbach, C. W. Epps, L. R. Gerber, J. Hartter, J. S. Jenness, J. Kintsch, A. M. Merenlender, R. M. Perkl, D. V. Preziosi, and S. C. Trombulack. 2012. The Role of Landscape Connectivity in Planning and Implementing Conservation and Restoration Priorities. Issues in Ecology, 16.
  • Cramer, P., J. Kintsch, and S. Jacobson. 2011. Maintaining wildlife connectivity across roads through tested wildlife crossing designs. In P.J. Wagner, D. Nelson, and E. Murray (eds). Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Ecology and Transportation. Center for Transportation and the Environment, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.
  • Singer, P. and J. Kintsch. 2011. A regional ecosystem framework for terrestrial and aquatic wildlife along the I-70 Mountain Corridor, Colorado: an Eco-Logical field fest. In P.J. Wagner, D. Nelson, and E. Murray (eds). Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Ecology and Transportation. Center for Transportation and the Environment, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.
  • Hamilton, H., J. Kintsch, and T. Comendant (symposium organizers). 2010. Symposium on large landscape conservation. Society for Conservation GIS, Monterey, CA.
  • Kociolek, A.V., M.P. Huijser, D. Galarus, D.W. Taylor, and J. Kintsch. 2009. Motorists as citizen scientists: the benefits of a wildlife reporting website. In P.J. Wagner, D. Nelson, and E. Murray (eds). Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Ecology and Transportation. Center for Transportation and the Environment, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.
  • Kintsch, J. and M. DiGiorgio. 2004. Linking Colorado’s landscapes: connecting people, connecting wildlife. Pages 100-104 in L. Taylor and A. Ryall (eds). Interdisciplinary Research and Management in Mountain Areas. The Banff Center, Banff, Canada.
  • Kintsch, J. and D. Urban. 2002. Focal species, community representation, and physical proxies as conservation strategies: case study in the Amphibolite Mountains, North Carolina. Conservation Biology 16(4): 936-947.