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Jon P. Beckmann is an associate conservation scientist for the Wildlife Conservation Society and an affiliated professor at Idaho State University. Anthony P. Clevenger is a senior wildlife research scientist at the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University. Marcel P. Huijser is a research road ecologist at the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University. Jodi A. Hilty is director of the Wildlife Conservation Society's North America Program.


"Safe Passages thoughtfully explains the importance of integrating wildlife concerns into the transportation project development process and makes a sound case for working collaboratively to minimize the effects of roads on the natural environment. Don't just read this important book--consider it a call to action to save what we truly treasure."--Mary E. Gray "Environmental Protection Specialist, Federal Highway Administration "
"The authors of Safe Passages offer a comprehensive, state-of-the-art synthesis of road ecology, skillfully integrating conservation science, policy, and transportation planning. This book delivers the powerful and hopeful message that it is possible to resolve complex environmental issues through cooperation, collaboration, and coordination. It is essential reading for students and practitioners engaged in developing creative solutions for mitigating the negative impacts of roads on wildlife."--Sharon K. Collinge "Associate Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology "
"Wildlife corridors and transportation corridors are literally the collision crossroads of ecology and economy. At this intersection lies one of the greatest conservation challenges of our time--aligning the needs of wildlife to move through landscapes for their survival with the needs of people to move to sustain their livelihoods. Safe Passages documents stories of conservation hope and success."--Gary M. Tabor "Director, Center for Large Landscape Conservation "
"Safe Passages: Highways, Wildlife and Habitat Connectivity--edited by WCS Conservation Scientist Jon Beckmann and WCS North American Program Director Jodi Hilty--details the latest developments in the evolving science of road ecology and provides a 'tool-box' for individuals and organizations engaged in reducing road-wildlife impacts."--Stephen Sautner "Wildlife Conservation Society "
"Safe Passages is a valuable sequel to Road Ecology...This new work synthesizes current and emerging mitigation techniques for diminishing the impacts of roads on terrestrial and aquatic species. Topics include the disruption of wildlife habitat connectivity, overpass and underpass crossing structures, fencing, highway design/construction, and water barriers...This work is valuable for a broad readership, but it is especially appropriate for transportation and civial engineers, conservation biologists, landscape ecologists, and wildlife managers."--CHOICE
"Safe Passages...details case studies at mitigating risk to wildlife, humans and the environment on the increasingly fast-paced lanes of the nation's highways."--Bozeman Daily Chronicle
"This book will be a valuable resource for wildlife ecologists and transportation agencies that engage in wildlife-transportation issues..Because of its application of science to management and encouragement for collaboration between scientists, policy makers, and the general public, Safe Passages: Highways, Wildlife, and Habitat Connectivity by Beckmann et al. would be a useful addition to upper-level and graduate courses that examine decision-making, urban and regional planning, human-wildlife interactions, and landscape ecology. A fine new standard of road ecology has been set for the 2nd decade of the 21st century, one that provides direction for future study."--Journal of Mammalogy

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