Skip to comments.Moose research flawed,expert tells court
Posted on 04/08/2014 5:58:18 PM PDT by mdittmar
Serious flaws have marred the provinces strategy to reduce moose-vehicle collisions, says wildlife expert Tony Clevenger.
According to Clevenger, Newfoundlands moose control policy between 2003 and 2011 was based on flawed science. And the collision mitigation methods in place at that time public awareness campaigns, signs and brush cutting were ineffective and poorly managed.
Clevenger, a Montana State University research scientist based in Alberta, testified Tuesday in the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador as part of the ongoing class-action lawsuit involving moose-vehicle collisions.
I can see no explanation why the Newfoundland Department of Transportation and Works has not implemented the most effective and proven measures to mitigate (moose-vehicle collisions), he said in a report presented to court.
Proven mitigation methods are available today and have been for 10 years or more.
Clevenger outlined a number of ways to reduce wildlife collisions, focusing extensively on highway fencing.
It is by far the most effective way to reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions, he said, citing a 1996 report based on data from transportation agencies across the United States.
Fencing was believed to be successful by 91 per cent of them, he said.
(Excerpt) Read more at thetelegram.com ...
The question is....did any of them bite your sister?
I’ve got to put a fence around the shower??
My sister isn’t going to like that.
She likes moose bites...
No,but I heard they can be dangerous.
I’ve heard møøse bites can’t be nasty.
Airbags on the ‘Roo Guards facing forward.
Maybe if they just gave the Meeses (isn't that the plural?) drivers licenses like liberals want to with illegals it would make them safer on the road. I mean that's the logic they use with illegals, just give them a little card a walla!, they are suddenly safer.
Those whose responsibility it was to sack those responsible have been themselves, sacked.
That moose has an awful lot of legs.
as I suspected....none of us came here to read the story....
We saw the word “Moose” and knew we had to post....
They're talking about you again...
Build a better moose-trap and the world will beat a giraffe, a deer to death to your doom, or something.
I don’t even have one of them sword thingies.
Another way might be to have open season on any moose within rifle shot of the road.
Wi nøt trei a høliday in Sweden this yër? See the løveli lakes The wøndërful telephøne system And mäni interesting furry animals.
You only talk about Moose, what about Squirrel?
I know that Moose and Squirrel always are together
Well , so I see...
Nobody ever sugests Human control ideas in Moose homeland areas.
After all, we where hear first....
Moose control fences wouldn’t work....we have cutting tools.
Oh look, a Sister carrying Cheese....
I believe you are a man from the more logical (Northern) part of Europe, any suggestions for Moose/Human accident reduction.
Apart from the obvious ...tastes like Salty Chicken, so I am told. :)