BBCC Promotes Wildlife Crossing
On Louisiana Highway 90 (LA 90) near Calumet, in St Mary Parish, LA, there exists an area where bears are routinely hit by vehicles. This stretch of highway has seen dozens of bear/vehicle collisions since the early 90’s. This presents a needless loss of wildlife and a great danger to drivers. Large animals like bears and deer dart out on to the road from dense cover on both sides of the 4-lane highway. A wildlife crossing at this juncture is strongly supported by the BBCC and public agencies to connect fragmented habitat and reduce the number of bear/vehicular encounters. Meetings with landowners and an understanding of what is at stake will precede any action by highway officials.