Mitigation System 2 (Kouchibouguac National Park)

Eco-Kare worked with Parks Canada at Kouchibouguac National Park to implement a functioning wildlife mitigation system on a road re-surfacing project along 16 km of highway. Eco-Kare advised on crossing structure design and associated fencing materials. Subsequently, in the fall of 2015 four ACO surface-grade tunnels and dedicated wildlife round concrete tunnels were installed along the highway and bike path. Then, 3.2 km of ACO wildlife exclusion fencing for amphibians and Wood turtles was installed along Highway 117; of which the Eco-Kare team installed 2.0 km of ACO fence connecting the wildlife tunnels and drainage culverts in August 2016. Eco-Kare then submitted a monitoring plan for the system and there are plans are to monitor the tunnels in 2017 with the University of New Brunswick.

Kari inside a 1.8 m round tunnel at Kouchibouguac National Park

Kari inside a 1.8 m round tunnel at Kouchibouguac National Park

ACO fence abutting drainage tunnel

ACO fence abutting drainage tunnel

ACO panels stored in yard ready for installation

ACO panels stored in yard ready for installation

Example of an ACO 0.5 m at-grade wildlife tunnel showing light in tunnel

Example of an ACO 0.5 m at-grade wildlife tunnel showing light in tunnel

ACO panels weave into the forest

ACO panels weave into the forest

ACO panels weave through rocky rip rap

ACO panels weave through rocky rip rap

Installing ACO fence panels along highway ROW

Installing ACO fence panels along highway ROW

Installing ACO panels at ACO tunnel

Installing ACO panels at ACO tunnel


More implementation sites below:

Eastern Ontario | Kouchibouguac National Park | Bruce Peninsula
Highway 69 | Outer Drive | Highway 48

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