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Maine Audubon’s Wildlife Road Watch Program – A Green Streeter Perspective

Maine’s incredible array of wildlife often faces the challenges posed by our busy roads and highways.  When habitats are divided or blocked by roads, animals suffer and over time this can result in decreased populations of those species that require large territories or different kinds of habitats to find food, mates and shelter.  Maine Audubon’s Wildlife Road Watch Program employs a web-based, interactive map that allows participants to record their roadside wildlife sightings in order to help biologists and transportation planners better understand how and where wildlife get across Maine’s roads.  The information you submit to identify important crossing areas that need to be protected and to reduce mortality at “problem spots”. 

 That’s where we come in! Maine Audubon would like to invite Green Streeters to join them in making traveling on Maine’s roads and streets safer for wildlife and people by “adopting a road. Please visit www.maineaudubon.org/wildliferoadwatch to learn more. All participants will get a snazzy bumper sticker (to put on your bike or carpool verhicle J).

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