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
Bill to Fund Wildlife Crossings Passes out of Colorado State Senate
Copper Mountain Resort Helps 13 Nonprofits with Play It Forward Wednesdays
Safe Passages for Local Wildlife
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)
What Drives Us
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 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.
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.