States of Innovation: Creating Corridors for Wildlife

Episode 94

States of Innovation: Creating Corridors for Wildlife
States of Innovation: Creating Corridors for Wildlife

Stat: $8 billion: The cost of vehicle collisions with wildlife each year in the U.S.

Story: In America’s West, animal herds follow ancient migration routes that are bisected by roads and highways. In this episode, we hear from Matt Skroch, who leads Pew’s efforts to conserve wildlife corridors, and Jodi Hilty, of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, about innovative solutions that make roads safer for both people and animals.

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Western States Use Science and Data to Safeguard Migrating Wildlife

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How Wildlife Crossings Protect Migrating Animals in Nevada

States of Innovation From 'After the Fact'
States of Innovation From 'After the Fact'

States of Innovation From 'After the Fact'

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The latest season of Pew’s “After the Fact” podcast looks at the innovative solutions some states are developing to meet long-standing problems. From making small loans more affordable for consumers, to improving community flood preparedness, to designing corridors for wildlife to migrate safely across high-traffic roads—protecting animals and drivers—state leaders are working together to tackle big challenges.

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Data-driven state policy innovations across America

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Data-driven policymaking is not just a tool for finding new solutions for difficult challenges. When states serve their traditional role as laboratories of innovation, they increase the American people’s confidence that the government they choose—no matter the size—can be effective, responsive, and in the public interest.

How Wildlife Corridors Protect Animals and People
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Wildlife Corridors Protect Animals and People

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Pew’s “After the Fact” podcast season, States of Innovation, has highlighted some of the ways that states are tackling big problems with creative solutions.