Public Presentation: Garrett Kerr - “Reducing Moose Rail Mortalities”
Presentation Date: February 26, 2020
Please note: There is no audio for the first 1:45 of the video.
Wildlife-train collisions are a conservation concern along rail networks throughout the world, affecting everything from endangered dragonflies to elephants. In northern BC, rail-related moose mortality is a priority due to the importance of moose for First Nations sustenance, wildlife viewing, and resident hunting opportunities. For the past twelve years, CN Rail has been working with a group of academics, government biologists, local stakeholders, and consultants to study and mitigate moose-train collisions along CN’s northern BC rail network.
This work has strengthened the understanding of variables influencing the timing, location and number of moose-train collisions, and has led to the construction of moose exclusion fencing at three sites on the Telkwa Subdivision east of Smithers.