Island Park Safe Wildlife Passage

The Challenge

Motor vehicle collisions with wildlife are a frequent occurrence on Highways 20 and 87 through Island Park. Vehicle collisions with wildlife cause significant vehicle damage, threaten public safety, kill wildlife, and alter wildlife movement and migrations in the Yellowstone region. Increased traffic to Yellowstone will result in even more of these collisions. Action is required to protect motorists and wildlife, and sustain the economic and cultural heritage of the Island Park area.

The Opportunity

The Idaho Transportation Department is completing a safety corridor plan for the stretch of Highway 20 between Chester and the Montana border, which will include opportunities for wildlife mitigation. This presents a unique opportunity for the Island Park community to be involved in the highway planning process to ensure planning for safe passage for both humans and wildlife.

Local involvement in this process will be essential if we are to successfully address vehicle-wildlife collisions. We encourage local citizens to support safe wildlife passage as part of Highway 20 improvements and expansion.

The Vision

We envision safer travel for people and wildlife through Island Park that sustains our economic, ecological, and cultural heritage as visitation increases to the Yellowstone region.

More Information

Click here for a brochure with more information about our Safe Wildlife Passage Initiative.

Upcoming Events

July 2nd, 2016  The Boys House at Harriman State Park, 6:00 p.m.

Join us for a screening of Wild Ways: Corridors of Life, followed by an introduction of the Island Park Safe Wildlife Passage Initiative.

July 7th and 8th, 2016  Heritage Days at Harriman State Park

We will have a table at Heritage Days – stop by to learn more about the Island Park Safe Wildlife Passage Initiative!