Arizona is growing. Small towns are turning into cities. Large cities are expanding their footprint into once pristine wildlife habitat. Connecting these areas of growth is an ever-increasing network of roadways. As these roadway systems expand, wildlife travel corridors are intersected, resulting in an increase of motorist-wildlife conflicts.
Identifying problem areas and offering alternatives to these conflicts will help ensure the safety of motorists and the well-being of our unique wildlife. The Wildlife Contracts Branch designs and implements rigorous studies that help inform responsible infrastructure growth and offer solutions that benefit both wildlife and humans alike.