RDC Instructor Assists in Creation of Alberta Wildlife Watch Program
Biology instructor Sandra MacDougall has been working with the Government of Alberta to help prevent animal-vehicle collisions. She participated as an academic advisor on a team who developed a provincial program known as Alberta Wildlife Watch. This program collects data through the Alberta Wildlife Watch mobile app, and is used by highway maintenance contractors and government workers to report animal sightings (both carcasses and live animals) on Alberta highways. The data will help pinpoint collision-prone locations so that preventative measures can be put in place to lower the likelihood of animal-vehicle collisions.
For more information on the Alberta Wildlife Watch program, see the Red Deer Advocate's interview with Sandra:
Sandra will be presenting on the Alberta Wildlife Watch program at the Tri-Party Transportation Conference in March, hosted by Alberta Roadbuilders & Heavy Construction Association, Alberta Transportation and Consulting Engineers of Alberta.