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Hot-in-place pavement recycling on a 35-km stretch of Hwy 16, from 15 km east of Topley to Burns Lake. More about this "green" type of paving: http://tranbc.ca/2012/08/01/smooth-move-3-common-ways-to-resurface-b-c-highways/#sthash.2BUAwiWd.dpbs
We’re trying something new to reduce deer and elk collisions where they happen most – Highway 3 between Cranbrook and the Alberta border. Two high-tech wildlife detection systems are installed at two locations: Site 1: approximately 1 km east of Elko and Site 2: approximately 2 km east of Sparwood - See more at: http://tranbc.ca/2016/02/10/new-way-to-protect-wildlife-on-highway-3/#sthash.lidedADd.dpuf
A key wildlife corridor connecting important animal habitats between the Purcell and Rocky Mountains is a step closer to reality thanks, in part, to the new Luxor Creek Bridge. The bridge replaces a culvert that was a barrier to fish spawning.
For the first time in more than 35 years, fish at Heart Creek are spawning upstream of Hwy 6. see: http://tranbc.ca/2016/01/19/how-thinking-like-a-fish-helped-build-the-heart-creek-bridge/#sthash.8UmBbuiU.dpuf
Moose stay active in winter. They (and elk), with their long legs, big hooves and powerful bodies, plow through snow more easily than deer. In winter, all three species seek out valley bottoms to shelter from the wind, and of course those areas can be natural places for highways to travel. See: http://tranbc.ca/2013/01/04/winter-wildlife-watch-the-majestic-moose/" rel="nofollow">tranbc.ca/2013
Because deer, elk, and moose can sometimes wander onto B.C.’s highways and have the potential to cause serious crashes, we are piloting two new high-tech wildlife detection systems on Highway 3 to help keep both motorists and wildlife safe. - See more at: http://tranbc.ca/2015/10/21/on-the-case-for-safety-wildlife-detection-systems-on-highway-3/#sthash.4TMywpaL.dpuf
Toads being transported in a bucket during the massive 2008 migration near Courtenay. - See more at: http://tranbc.ca/2015/04/14/kids-hop-to-toad-research-to-protect-amphibians-on-roads/#sthash.q8yTPgjr.dpuf and http://tranbc.ca/2011/04/19/why-did-the-frog-cross-the-road-a-national-wildlife-week-tale/
These kids leapt at the chance to use road survey kits, from the Young Naturalists’ Club (YNC) of BC, when they learned that efforts to observe and record amphibian travel could potentially lower the number of frogs, toads, salamanders and newts that are killed on B.C. highways. We supplied the Cowichan Weekend YNC and Cowichan Home Learners YNC with reflective safety vests and “toad crossing T-shirts”. Photo by Elke Wind.
What are NZEVs and where can they be driven? http://tranbc.ca/2015/04/10/what-are-nzev-zones-and-why-do-they-matter/
Sheep near Kelowna overlooking Okanagan Lake. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gsm_xnCegeI