• Road Ecology in Ontario

RESOURCES

A Guide to Road Ecology in Ontario

A resource for students, citizens, government and non-government agencies that focuses on wildlife/road interactions and mitigating the threats of roads to biodiversity.
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Wildlife Mitigation Design & Implementation Reports

A sample of reports that provide guidelines and examples of ways to reconnect the landscape and facilitate safe wildlife passage across roads and highways.

Wildlife-vehicle Collision Reduction Study: Best Practices Manual

Wildlife and Roads: Decision Guide

WILDLIFE AND TRANSPORTATION RESOURCE CENTRES

Carleton University Geomatics and Landscape Ecology Research Laboratory (GLEL) 
The GLEL is a joint lab between Geography and Environmental Studies, Department of Biology, and National Wildlife Research Centre. Its focus is to advance habitat modeling/mapping and species conservation science through the integration of Geomatics and Landscape Ecology sciences.

Clarkson University

There is increasing concern among conservation biologists about the long-term impact of roads on reptile and amphibian populations. This research is focused on how to predict and mitigate hotspots of road mortality on turtles and other reptiles and amphibians.

Concordia University, Department of Geography, Planning and Environment
Researching landscape ecology, road ecology, the quantification and assessment of landscape structure and landscape change, land consumption through urban sprawl, ecological modelling, environmental indicators, impact assessment, and novel concepts of problem-oriented transdisciplinary research.

Litzsinger Road Ecology Center 

“The Litzsinger Road Ecology Center is an outdoor laboratory for ecological education, research, and restoration in the heart of metropolitan St. Louis.” 

North Carolina State University Center for Transportation and the Environment

“The Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) conducts research, education, and technology transfer that seek to mitigate the impacts of surface transportation on the environment.” 

University of California, Davis Road Ecology Center

“The UC Davis Road Ecology Center brings together researchers and policy makers from ecology and transportation to design sustainable transportation systems based on an understanding of the impact of roads on natural landscapes and human communities.” 

Western Transportation Institute
“The Road Ecology Program seeks to provide national leadership in understanding the interaction between roads, natural resources, and the environment.” 

Wildlife Roadsharing Resource Centre

“The Wildlife Roadsharing Resource Centre is a centralized source of information, research, education, resources, and many other features to answer the above and other questions you may have regarding wildlife-vehicle collisions.”

Ontario Government

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) manages and protects Ontario’s natural resources. The website contains information about species at risk, Ontario’s Biodiversity Strategy, Ontario Parks, fish and wildlife, acts and regulations, and more. 

 

Ontario Ministry of Transportation

This site contains information, news and policy pertaining to transportation in Ontario as well as tips on how to avoid a collision with wildlife

 

Environmental Registry

The Environmental Registry allows you to participate in decisions that affect the environment. It contains public notices on environmental proposals made by the Ontario government, and allows you to provide comments on these matters.  

Ontario Laws

e-laws is an online database of Ontario’s laws, statutes and regulations. 

 The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC)

COSEWIC is a committee of experts that assesses and designates the national status of wild Canadian species that are suspected of being at risk of extinction or extirpation. 

The Committee on the Status of Species at Risk in Ontario (COSSARO)

COSSARO is a committee of experts that assesses and designates the provincial status of wild  species that are suspected of being at risk of extinction or extirpation.