Organization strives to reduce JH wildlife-vehicle collisions by 90%, kickoff tonight

(Jackson, Wyo.) - Tonight, Safe Wildlife Crossings for Jackson Hole will host its campaign kickoff event at The Rose from 6 - 8 p.m. The organization advocates wildlife crossings that provide safe highways, prevent habitat fragmentation and promote connectivity for Jackson Hole's Wildlife. According to the organization, "each year 114 mule deer, 35 elk, and 15 moose are struck and killed by motorists on our roads, causing injury and death to wildlife and people and costly damage to vehicles. We want to reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions by 90 percent in Jackson Hole through a network of wildlife crossings in our valley. Through this event, we hope to raise awareness and support about this issue and celebrate our group of diverse and energetic volunteers." *Feature Photo: h/t Mark Gocke, Wyoming Game and Fish Department /