Information on wildlife sightings collected by the public will enable us to better understand where wildlife are commonly crossing, involved in collisions, or moving adjacent to the highway. Ultimately this will lead to development of informed strategies to reduce wildlife vehicle collisions while ensuring the safe passage of wildlife across highways. The generated information will be shared with Government officials in Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) and Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development (FLNRORD).
Road Watch BC includes the development of a smartphone app and associated on-line mapping tool to increase efficiency, accuracy and ease of data collection, and ultimately generate a dataset to be used to inform strategies to improve wildlife movement and both wildlife and human safety.
There are three ways for you to participate in Road Watch BC:
To learn more and request a training session please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you see wildlife on the highway and you are not sure what species it is, visit our Wildlife Identification section on the website.
During the warmer summer season, there is an increase in foot and vehicle traffic. We recommend that you follow these preventative safety tips while outside enjoying the sun:
According to Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) most bicycle injuries and crashes occur during the afternoon rush hour. Follow these tips to ensure you are making safety your first priority!