Summit County Safe Passages

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Making Summit County Roads Safer for Wildlife and People

Creating Safe Crossings for Wildlife

Reconnecting local wildlife species with their habitat

Ensuring Safer Travel in Summit County

Keeping roads safer for people and reducing wildlife-related auto collisions

Fostering Healthy Wildlife Populations

Ensuring access to basic survival needs such as food, water, and habitat

State, Local & Federal governments • Land managers • Town & County Planners • Ski Areas • Recreation Groups • Conservation Organizations • Scientists • Engineers • and more

In the News

Wildlife crossings proposed on east side of Vail Pass could be funded through new state, federal programs

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Copper Mountain Resort helps 13 nonprofits with Play It Forward Wednesdays article

Copper Mountain Resort Helps 13 Nonprofits with Play It Forward Wednesdays

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Copper Mountain Resort helps 13 nonprofits with Play It Forward Wednesdays article

Bill to Fund Wildlife Crossings Passes out of Colorado State Senate

Summit County Safe Passages Awarded the Colorado Parks and Wildlife 2020 Northwest Region Partner of the Year Award

(Watch 1st 3 min of acceptance video here)

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Safe Passages for Local Wildlife article

Safe Passages for Local Wildlife

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What Drives Us

Our Mission

Our mission is simple: connecting natural landscapes, restoring iconic wildlife, reducing wildlife-related car collisions and protecting our natural heritage for current and future generations.

Our Responsibility

Our Community, Our Wildlife, Our Future

Roads are an essential part of modern society, but they can also be harmful to humans and wildlife. Whether you live, recreate or vacation in Summit County, it’s important to understand the impacts we have.

Featured Initiative

Vail Pass is a highly important movement corridor for a local breeding population of Canada lynx as well as black bear, mountain lion, elk, moose and mule deer. Nearly every species of wildlife in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains has been documented using the habitat adjacent to this stretch of Interstate 70.

Featured Partners