Wildlife

6 Ways We Help Fish Find Their Way Home

April 1, 2014
6 Ways We Help Fish Find Their Way Home

Every summer, as you pack up your things and head out on the highways to your favorite BC destination, our ministry is busy working to improve fish passages and restore habitats along these same highways. Because spring and fall are the busiest times of year for fish spawning, and because high winter water levels...

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Wildlife Accident Tracking Points to Collision Prevention

June 12, 2013
Wildlife Accident Tracking Points to Collision Prevention

Roadkill is never pretty – but tracking the grisly results of animal-vehicle collisions is the basis of reducing such future accidents. This is the rationale behind the Wildlife Accident Reporting System, which has been maintained by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, since 1978. It’s hard to talk about the ministry’s wildlife accident mitigation...

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Goat Patrol – An Alternative Approach to Wiping Out Weeds

March 13, 2013

Invasive weeds are a real problem in our province, and we’ve been working with environmental experts and community volunteers to help get them under control. Our Adopt a Highway program plays an important part of this work, as does public education. But our efforts to combat invasive weeds aren’t just limited to our roadsides. ...

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A Day in the Life of a Highway Underpass Wildlife Camera

March 6, 2013
A Day in the Life of a Highway Underpass Wildlife Camera

A wide range of characters travel BC highways. There’s the early morning commuter, mug of hot coffee at the ready. Then there’s the commercial truck driver, riding high with an elevated view of the road. There are bus drivers, convertible cruisers, road trippers and heavy haul movers. They’ve all got places to be. But...

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Watch for Wildlife: Stay Alert, Stay Safe and Enjoy the Drive

February 20, 2013

Part of driving responsibly is watching out for wildlife on B.C. highways. Stay alert, stay safe and enjoy the ride. Keeping an eye out for wildlife on the highway while you’re driving can prevent hazards to you both. And to help you in your travels, we’ve compiled some handy tips on how you can...

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Three Days in the Life of a Webcam

February 6, 2013
Three Days in the Life of a Webcam

Most people watch our webcams, to scope out the weather, driving and traffic conditions.  But you might spot scenes of nature, beauty and movement. Webcams are versatile like that. Our most northerly webcam on Highway 37, at the border of B.C. and the Yukon, captures some cool views. It was installed last year, at...

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The Old Kootenay River Channel Bridge

January 30, 2013
The Old Kootenay River Channel Bridge

The Old Kootenay River Channel Bridge, or Old Kootenay Bridge as it is commonly referred to, is just west of Creston on Highway 3. If you’ve never been there before, you can see it here on Google Maps. It’s a straight, two-lane bridge about 300 metres long and runs over the Creston Valley Wildlife...

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Winter Wildlife Watch: The Majestic Moose

January 4, 2013
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The majestic moose is the second largest animal in B.C. and ranges through most of the province, with the exception of coastal areas and southern B.C.’s dry valleys.  But it’s a regal beast you don’t want to get too close to. That’s why you’ll see moose warning signs  posted by the Ministry of Transportation...

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Toads On The Road II – The Migration Returns

August 22, 2012
Toads On The Road II – The Migration Returns

Last year, we talked about a mass migration of toads that had to cross Highway 19 north of Courtenay on Vancouver Island. Events like these are actually not uncommon in B.C., and in some areas they can happen several times a year. Like near Summit Lake on Highway 6, just southeast of Nakusp. Having to...

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Six Ways to Steer Clear of Wildlife

July 31, 2012
Six Ways to Steer Clear of Wildlife

Keeping an eye out for wildlife on the highway while you’re driving can prevent hazards to you both. And to help you in your travels, we’ve compiled some handy tips on how you can treat all of B.C.’s wild creatures with care and improve your safety while driving on the highway: Be extra careful...

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