BSC Wildlife Monitoring Project Featured at TRB Annual Meeting

As part of BSC’s ongoing work providing environmental monitoring for MassDOT’s Route 2 reconstruction project in Concord and Lincoln, our team implemented a monitoring plan to determine the effectiveness of a wildlife underpass. The project involved the use of four separate methods to track animal movement between two quality habitat areas linked by the underpass. Employing track beds, camera traps, road mortality surveys, and snow tracking (when possible), the team compiled data on the movement of 18 species, including deer, fox, opossum, groundhogs, raccoons, coyotes, minks, fishers, and turtles.

The findings of BSC’s study will be presented by project manager Chase Bernier at the TRB Annual Conference in Washington, DC, and was also recently featured in the Winter Newsletter of the TRB Ecology and Transportation Committee.

BSC Article in TRB Winter Newsletter