RDRN General Meeting/Refreshments – 7:30 p.m.
Speaker: Sandra MacDougall – 8:00 p.m.
Topic: Why did the Deer cross the road? Understanding the issues around animal/vehicle collisions in Alberta.
Animal/vehicle collisions are a significant problem in Alberta affecting motorist safety and wildlife populations. Sandra will provide an overview of the magnitude of this issue in Alberta and introduce projects that are underway both locally and provincially to better detect and mitigate animal/vehicle collision prone locations.
Sandra MacDougall is an Ecology Instructor at Red Deer College in Red Deer, Alberta Canada. Sandra worked with Parks Canada for a number of years conducting grizzly and black bear risk assessments and habitat use studies in northern National Parks. After her Husband and Daughter were involved in a moose/vehicle collision in 2007, she turned her attention to road Ecology and since then has worked with the Alberta Government and the City of Red Deer on a variety of road Ecology projects.