The Province is installing a 2.4 metre tall fence along Highway 3 to protect animals along a critical wildlife corridor.
In an attempt to reduce the number of wildlife collisions and improve the safety of motorists the fence will be placed about nine metres from the shoulder of the road. The new fence will help direct animals under an existing bridge so they can safely cross under the highway.
“Highway 3 through the Crowsnest Pass is one of the most important links for wildlife in the Yellowstone to Yukon region,” said Stephen Legault, program director of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative. “This fencing project is an exciting first step in ensuring bighorn sheep, grizzly bears and other iconic wildlife can move up and down the Rocky Mountains safely.”
Additional stretches of Highway 3 are being looked as future locations for wildlife fencing.