Skip to content U.S. Department of Transportation/Federal Highway AdministrationU.S. Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administration
Office of Planning, Environment, & Realty (HEP)

Wildlife Protection

Keeping It Simple: Easy Ways to Help Wildlife Along Roads

Along Roads

Every year cars, vans, and trucks traveling on America's public roads kill millions of animals. Highway construction, like urban and residential development, often destroys or fragments their habitat. Critter Crossings: Linking Habitats and Reducing Roadkill highlights some successful overpasses, underpasses, and resource management approaches that are helping to meet this challenge.

On these Keeping It Simple pages you'll read about numerous "easy," complementary strategies that help make roads more wildlife friendly. You'll also read about simple ways states are managing roadside habitats...minimizing highway construction's impact on sensitive species...controlling highway runoff so it doesn't pollute water and harm aquatic life...and improving roadside lighting so it doesn't disrupt the flight pattern of migratory birds.

Title: Tortoise ramps
State: Arizona
Updated: 12/12/2012
HEP Home Planning Environment Real Estate
Federal Highway Administration | 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE | Washington, DC 20590 | 202-366-4000