Mule Deer and Elk Right-of-Way Escape Ramp Design Monitoring

This study aims to develop pilot construction specifications and guidance documentation on best practices to effectively locate, design, construct, and maintain mule deer and elk escape ramps. Escape ramps are increasingly being used across the western United States as an escape mechanism where wildlife fencing has been constructed. However, the ramps are built with little research informing their design and placement; much of the current knowledge base is derived from anecdotal experience. This research will provide systematic, focused documentation of ramp usage and an analysis of attribute features that may influence usage by the mule deer and elk.


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    • Status: Active
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Colorado Department of Transportation

      4201 East Arkansas Avenue
      Denver, CO  USA  80222
    • Project Managers:

      Roeder, Bryan

    • Performing Organizations:

      Colorado State University, Fort Collins

      Fort Collins, CO  USA  80523
    • Start Date: 20120509
    • Actual Completion Date: 20150330
    • Source Data: RiP Project 32556

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01466867
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Colorado Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: 32.47
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:24PM