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Wildlife Crossings

Deer take advantage of a dedicated undercrossing in central Oregon.With deer and elk frequently on the move during breeding season and migration to winter ranges in the fall and back to summer feeding grounds in the spring, more wildlife are crossing roads statewide.

What is a Wildlife Corridor?

Wildlife corridors serve a simple purpose: to provide safe passage for animals forced to navigate ecosystems fragmented by roads.

The Oregon Department of Transportation uses wildlife corridors to:

  • Help animal get where they need to go, when they need to get there.
  • Help reduce the chances of vehicle-wildlife collisions.

Wildlife Crossings in Oregon

Research is ongoing to determine locations where wildlife migration patterns intersect with Oregon highways.

Map of deer and elk collision locations on Oregon highways 

Guidance Materials

State Regulations

Contact the Geo-Environmental Section

4040 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, MS 6
Salem, Oregon 97302
Phone: 503-986-3252
Fax: 503-986-3249

Program Contacts

Phone: 541-388-6420
Phone: 503-986-3385