BENEFITING: The Nature Conservancy
EVENT DATE: Sep 15, 2014
The Idaho Chapter of the Nature Conservancy is seeking funding for an innovative wildlife detection system that will help save the lives of humans and wildlife in Boundary County and elsewhere.
Over the past 10 years the number of vehicle-wildlife accidents has increased in Boundary County, killing over 300 animals and two people along what is considered one of the deadliest stretches of road in Idaho. This same area is an important thoroughfare for several of Idaho's endangered and threatened species traveling between the Cabinet-Yaak and Selkirk Mountains.
GIVE NOW AND YOUR DONATION WILL HAVE TWICE THE IMPACT.
Your gift provides matching funds for a $100,000 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Your donation will help cover the cost one mobile unit, one warning signal and a 4-month testing period.
To help reduce the number of accidents and save lives, The Nature Conservancy worked with partners to introduce a new mobile detection system in Boundary County in 2014. Relying on Doppler radar, thermal cameras and wireless technology, the system uses flashing lights to warn drivers to slow down when an animal is in the middle of or alongside the road.
Your donation will help cover the costs of one mobile unit, one warning signal and a four-month testing period to prove the value of this life-saving technology. Give before November 1 and your donation will have twice the impact because it matches a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
Give Wildlife a Brake aims to reduce collisions by at least 50 percent in the McArthur Lake Safety Corridor.
Project collaborators: Kootenai Valley Resource Initiative, Idaho Transportation Department, Idaho Department of Fish & Game, Sloan Security Systems, Yellowstone to Yukon Initiative, TransCanada.