Welcome to the Ontario Road Ecology Group (OREG)
Road Ecology is the study of the interactions between the environment and roads.
The Ontario Road Ecology Group (OREG) was established in 2009 as a not-for-profit conservation program dedicated to protecting biodiversity from the threats of roads. Roads result in a loss of habitat for wildlife, create barriers for safe movement and cause direct mortality from wildlife/vehicle collisions.
As a partnership organization OREG integrates the expertise and contributions of government and non-government agencies, scientists, educators and the public to resolve road ecology issues through research, policy and community engagement.
As a champion for biodiversity that is negatively affected by roads, OREG and its members strive to:
- Promote road ecology in Ontario.
- Contribute to the development of sustainable transportation networks by informing road ecology policy and legislation.
- Facilitate partnerships among individuals and groups who research and resolve road ecology questions in Ontario.
- Promote the development of mitigation techniques and technologies that minimize the threats of roads to biodiversity in Ontario.
- Provide resources through an interconnected network of scientists and practitioners.
- Encourage stewardship within and among communities to raise awareness about the ecological effects of roads.