Summit County Safe Passages
Sep 25, 2018 12:00 PM
Safe Passages - Elissa Slezak and Ashley Nettles
Summit County Safe Passages

Join us for our weekly lunch meeting Tuesdays in Breckenridge at Fatty's Pizzeria (106 South Ridge Street) 12pm MT.

We look forward to hear from Elissa Slezak, with Colorado Parks & Wildlife, and Ashley Nettles, Wildlife Biologist for the White River National Forest, Dillon Ranger District. The Safe Passages Plan provides a vision for creating safe passages for wildlife and reducing wildlife-vehicle collisions in Summit County.


Save the Date - Summit County Safe Passages Fundraiser Happy Hour on August 22nd 4-7pm at Apres Handcrafted Libations.
Come drink for a cause while learning more about Summit County Safe Passages.  Raffle tickets given for every Oasis beer sold!  Enjoy an Oasis beer anytime during August and 10% of the proceeds will benefit Summit County Safe Passages!

Summit County Safe Passages works to reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions and improve landscape connectivity for wildlife along Summit County’s roadways. Summit County is unrivaled in its beauty and outstanding outdoor recreation opportunities, which has caused both the local populations and visitations to skyrocket. With more and more people enjoying the same landscape that wildlife call home, we’ve seen an increase in dangerous, busy roads dividing their habitats as well as wildlife-vehicle collisions. Summit County Safe Passages is working to make specific recommendations for wildlife crossing structures and other conservation opportunities by researching the balance of wildlife needs with the ever-growing human population. Reconnecting the landscape with wildlife crossing structures will not only bring healthier wildlife populations, which provide many ecological, social and economic benefits to Summit County, but will make our roads much safer for motorists as well.

Additionally, this plan allows for a "connected landscape", which allows plants and animals to move freely, with fewer barriers, reducing the threat to biodiversity.