Roads have a profound effect on wildlife. Every year millions of mammals, birds and amphibians are killed by vehicles traveling on America’s roads. The indirect impacts of roads on wildlife and their habitat can be just as damaging.
With the passage of P.L. 111-11 (the Omnibus Public Land Management Act) Congress initiated a process to review a proposed road through the heart of the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge, as well as a potential land exchange.
The rig was at the mercy of the north Pacific’s relentless waves for six days until salvage crews managed to attach a tow line and begin moving it to a safe harbor where they plan to assess how heavily it was damaged.