Wildlife Vehicle Conflict Study

Completed 2021 - ADOT completed this study to address the wildlife-vehicle-conflicts on Arizona's state highways that result in fatalities, serious injuries, property damage, and loss of wildlife. The study analyzed information on existing crash data, previously completed studies, wildlife linkage zones, habitat blocks, and industry best-management practices. With assistance from Arizona Game and Fish Department, United States Forest Service and the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the analysis identified prioritized hotspot locations and recommended projects to mitigate the wildlife-vehicle conflicts. The potential mitigation projects will compete for funding through ADOT’s planning to programming (P2P) process for approval in ADOT's Five Year Transportation Facilities Construction Program.