A meeting Thursday night at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game headquarters to talk about solutions to the deer carnage on Warm Springs Avenue and Idaho 21 is definitely good news.
Every winter it's the same story - dead deer. One of the most recent accidents involved a minivan and a yearling.
I hope the agencies involved take a serious look at building either wildlife tunnels under the roads or bridges across the roads. They are being used in other states. The overpasses are called green bridges because they are covered with vegetation and make a wildlife corridor across the road.
Between 150 and 200 animals are hit annually on both sections of roads.
The agencies are applying for a renewable $500,000 federal transportation grant to draft site-specific plans to prevent collisions, get money to acquire property or easements to maintain wildlife migration corridors and do road work to increase visibility of animals to motorists.
F&G will hold a meeting from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Trophy Room at its headquarters at 600 S. Walnut St. in Boise to provide information about proposed projects to reduce collisions and take public comment.
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