The International Conference on Ecology and Transportation is back on September 22-26 in Sacramento, and we’re going to be there.
If you’re a biologist, engineer or policy maker interested in reducing the effect of transport projects on natural environments, you should be there too.
This year’s conference is co-hosted by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and California Department of Fish and Wildlife. The conference is organized by the UC Davis Road Ecology Center.
California has sought innovative solutions to keeping wildlife and drivers safe for decades and are taking on some big projects such as the High Speed Rail Project. They’ve invested in wildlife crossings, permanent fencing, and other transportation mitigation.
We have a lot going on at this years conference it will be hard to miss! Not only will we have our exhibition stand set up for you to explore but we will be presenting research and mitigation technologies and challenges during a presentation. Carry on scrolling down to find out more!
Steve Béga: Animex International Tuesday, Sept 24, 10:30am
Session: Technical Session 13: It's Not Easy Being Ectothermic
Steve will analyze a comprehensive range of case studies from across the globe that have developed solutions to tackle common problems in wildlife fencing mitigation. He will present a standardized set of fencing specifications and installation recommendations that consider the ecological, practical and climatic challenges faced all over the world.
Jochen Jaeger of Concordia University uses road mortality analysis to examine the tradeoffs between many short mitigation fences or few long ones and presents a plan to prioritize fencing road sections.
Technical Session 8: Models, Take the Roadway!
Monday Sept 23, 1:30pm
Kaitlyn Read of LSRCA examine several wildlife fencing and ecopassage systems built in Ontario, Canada to reduce turtle mortality and the lessons we can learn.
Technical Session 13: It's Not Easy Being Ectothermic
Tuesday Sept 24, 10:30am
Cheryl Brehme & Stephanie Barnes present a new raised road crossing structure used for Yosemite toads as an alternative to the traditional tunnel crossing method.
Symposium 1: The Road to Wildlife-Vehicle Conflict Mitigation is Paved with Good Data, Part 1
Tuesday Sept 24, 8:30am & 10:30am