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Wildlife Crossing Dedication a Huge Success!

On May 10th, over 200 people came to celebrate the completion of the Oracle Road wildlife crossings! The dedication included a press conference, a talk by our Director, Carolyn Campbell, and a guided walk and tour of the wildlife bridge. Following the wildlife bridge event, attendees made their way to Pusch Ridge Stables for a reception and a guided hike to the large wildlife underpass. We are so happy to have been able to celebrate this success with so many members of the community and those that made this work possible. We look forward to documenting wildlife using the crossings and celebrating connected habitat and a healthier Sonoran Desert for years to come.

Check out all the information below for news stories and photos from the wildlife crossing dedication and videos and photos of wildlife using the crossings.

News Articles

http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-investigations/2016/05/11/95-million-bridge-just-wildlife-opens-near-tucson/32600077/

http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/31939498/pima-county-wildlife-bridge-underpass-opens

http://www.kvoa.com/clip/12426522/supervisor-bronson-supporters-deem-wildlife-crossing-a-success

Pima County’s E-Newsletter article about the event can be found here.

http://www.tucsonlocalmedia.com/news/article_c5e73a06-1c5e-11e6-9bad-579e43369b82.html

The roughly $11 million wildlife bridge project includes an underpass for animals about one mile south of the bridge and fencing that funnels wildlife toward the bridge.

The Coalition’s Director, Carolyn Campbell, addresses the crowd near the wildlife bridge. Photo courtesy of Pima County

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Community members take a tour of the wildlife bridge. Following this tour, humans are prohibited from walking on the wildlife bridge. Photo courtesy of PLP Imaging

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A guided hike was led to the wildlife underpass. Photo courtesy of PLP Imaging.

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Photo courtesy of PLP imaging.

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Photo courtesy of PLP Imaging.

 

The wildlife bridge is already being frequented by wildlife! The photos and videos below are courtesy of the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

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One Response

  1. J Hawkins says:

    After seeing a bear walking behind the fence on the highway to Banff, I was so pleased to have the same features on our Oracle speedway.