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Monitoring the effectiveness of wildlife passages for medium-sized and small mammals along HW 175. News Bulletin No 3.

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Monitoring the effectiveness of wildlife passages for medium-sized and small mammals along HW 175. News Bulletin No 3.

Jaeger, Jochen A.G., Lima, Rodrigo, Bélanger-Smith, Katrina, Azmi, Kenzie and Clevenger, Anthony P. (2013) Monitoring the effectiveness of wildlife passages for medium-sized and small mammals along HW 175. News Bulletin No 3. Documentation. Concordia University, Monreal.

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Abstract

The widening of HW 175 between Quebec City and Saguenay (between km 53 and km 227) in 2006-2012 was one of the largest road expansion projects in Canada. The surrounding area is made up mostly of natural territory that provides important habitat for various wildlife species. The expansion corridor runs through the Reserve Faunique des Laurentides with a large section adjacent to
the Parc National de la Jacques-Cartier. The new road is approximately 3 times larger than before, growing from 30-35 m to 90-100 m wide and the gap in forest cover is often even significantly wider. Many studies from Europe, North America and Australia have shown that a number of species use wildlife passages successfully. However, most research has been focused on large mammals, leaving a gap of information about small to medium-sized mammals. Although smaller, these animals can also pose a risk to drivers when they cross the road, causing drivers to swerve or lose control of their vehicle. Thus, this research project will determine whether the passageways are effective for medium-sized and small mammals and whether further road management is needed. The effectiveness of the mitigation measures for large mammals along HW 175 has been studied in separate projects. This
four-year project will provide important information for adaptive management and long-term monitoring of road mitigation.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science
Item Type:Monograph (Documentation)
Authors:Jaeger, Jochen A.G. and Lima, Rodrigo and Bélanger-Smith, Katrina and Azmi, Kenzie and Clevenger, Anthony P.
Series Name:Information Bulletin
Institution:Concordia University
Date:October 2013
Projects:
  • Monitoring the effectiveness of wildlife passages along Highway 175 for medium-sized and small mammals
Funders:
  • Ministère des Transports du Québec (MTQ)
Identification Number:No. 3
Keywords:road ecology; traffic mortality; wildlife passages; telemetry; wildlife corridors; mitigation measures; monitoring; wildlife crossing structures.
ID Code:980318
Deposited By: JOCHEN JAEGER
Deposited On:24 Aug 2015 15:04
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:51

References:

Jaeger, J., Lima, R., Bélanger-Smith, K., Azmi, K., Clevenger, A. (2013): Monitoring the effectiveness of wildlife passages for medium-sized and small mammals along HW 175. News bulletin No. 3 – October 2013. Concordia University, Montréal. 10 pp. Available also in French.
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