Deer-Vehicle Crash Information Clearinghouse

Deer-Vehicle Crash Reductions: Setting a Strategic Agenda

October 24-25, 2005 - Madison, WI

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Meeting Description

The Deer-Vehicle Crash Information Clearinghouse sponsored a national meeting in Madison, WI at the Madison Concourse Hotel on October 24-25, 2005. This meeting brought together leading researchers, transportation and ecology professionals, AAA officials and insurance company representatives to develop a strategic agenda that will guide future activities and policies related to deer-vehicle crash reduction.

In 2000 a similar meeting was held that helped produce a dramatic increase in deer-vehicle crash reduction activities. The approximately 65 to 70 attendees from more than 25 states and 3 countries at the 2005 meeting

  • Reviewed the progress from action items proposed in 2000
  • Listened to internationally-known speakers involved with recent/ongoing projects
  • Worked within focal groups to propose strategic action plans to guide future deer-vehicle crash activities related to
    • » Research and Data Collection
    • » Funding
    • »Partnership Building
    • »Technology Transfer and Education.

    The research agenda that resulted from this meeting will be posted in the coming months.

***Many thanks to our meeting Co-Sponsors (See their Links Below): Federal Highway Administration, Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Iowa Department of Transportation, Western Transportation Institute, Defenders of Wildlife, AAA-Wisconsin, AAA-Minnesota/Iowa, Sand County Foundation, and the Center for Transportation and Environment***


Speaker Presentations (available in .ppt)

Mary Gray – Federal Highway Administration, Office of Planning, Environment and Realty, Water and Ecosystems Team

Highway Safety & Wildlife: A National Perspective
Patrick Hasson – Federal Highway Administration, Safety and Highway Design Technical Service Team Leader, FHWA Resource Center

UW Deer-Vehicle Crash Information Clearinghouse Projects/Initiatives
Keith Knapp – UW-Madison, Director, Deer-Vehicle Crash Information Clearinghouse

NCHRP 25-27 Project Update – Wildlife Crossings in North America
Patricia Cramer, Research Associate USGS Utah Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Utah State University

Thinking Outside the Marketplace: A Biologically Based Approach to Reducing Deer-Vehicle Collisions
Gino D’Angelo, Graduate Researcher, University of Georgia-Athens

Current Road Ecology Research at the Western Transportation Institute-Montana State University
Marcel Huijser, Research Ecologist, Montana State University

Characteristics of Vehicle-Animal Crashes in Which Vehicle Occupants are Killed
JoAnn Wells, Senior Research Analyst, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Nonfatal Motor Vehicle: Animal Crash-Related Injuries, US, 2001-2002
Ann Dellinger, Epidemiologist and Team Leader, Motor Vehicle Injury Prevention Team, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Environmental and Human Dimensions of Deer-Vehicle Collisions in Southeastern Michigan
Shawn Riley, Assistant Professor, Michigan State University

Solutions on the Horizon: Integrated Planning in the 21st Century
Patricia White, Director of Habitats and Highway Campaign, Defenders of Wildlife

Critical Issues - DVC Reduction Research and Data Collection
Keith Knapp, UW-Madison

Funding Roads & Wildlife Projects
Patricia White, Defenders of Wildlife

Partnership Building
Richard Miller, Michigan Deer Crash Coalition

Technology Transfer and Education
Katie McDermott, Technology Transfer Director, North Carolina State University Center for Transportation and the Environment

Midwest Regional University Transportation Center

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