Hunters group to talk animal migration

The local chapter of the Oregon Hunters Association will hold a presentation on protecting animal migration from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 14, in the Evelyn Downing Room at the Old Armory Building in Albany. 

Each year wildlife/vehicle collisions result in significant animal fatalities, injured motorists and costly vehicle repairs. Since 2016 a multi partner coalition has worked to save wildlife and drivers in the Hwy 97 corridor. The underpass at Lava Butte, south of Bend, has reduced deer mortality by over 87 percent. Plans are in place to continue these improvements throughout the state.

The Oregon Hunter Association and Protect Animal Migration are two of the partners involved in the effort to reduce collisions and improve migration efforts. The Mid-Willamette Chapter of OHA is hosting Suzanne Linford of PAM. The meeting will be an informative presentation on safe wildlife passage statewide and Linford’s effort to protect wildlife and drivers.

The meeting is open to the public. For questions email [email protected] or call (541) 971-3351.

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