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KENAI: Highway Pact May Reduce Moose Collisions
Alaska Region, September 6, 2005
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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities for developing mitigation measures to reduce vehicle-moose collisions on the Sterling Highway within Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. The agencies have agreed to cooperate on the road improvement project from miles 58 through 79 of the highway. This project may increase highway speeds in an area already recognized as one of the State's top ten worst sites for vehicle-moose collisions. Mitigation efforts will include a four-year study to identify moose migration routes in the project area using Geographic Positioning System (GPS) telemetry technology to track moose movements. The Service will receive $380,000 to collect data to help design mitigation measures, and to help evaluate their effectiveness. Funding will come from the Federal Highway Administration and State matching funds.

Contact Info: Kristen Gilbert, 907-786-3391, Kristen_Gilbert@fws.gov
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