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National media,YouTube video feature WTI contest

February 7, 2011 -- MSU News Service

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BOZEMAN - The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Denver Post, CBS News and several other media outlets recently featured a contest initiated by the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University and the Woodcock Foundation in New York. Contestants were asked to design a crossing that wildlife would use to avoid colliding with vehicles on a busy interstate near Vail and Breckenridge, Colo. Project manager Rob Ament, research scientist with the WTI, was quoted in the New York Times article.

In related news, a YouTube video described the ARC International Wildlife Crossing Infrastructure Design Competition, the need for safe wildlife crossing and the winning entry. The video featured Tony Clevenger, senior research scientist with WTI and competition juror, as well as videography, photography and audio by Neil Hetherington, WTI media information specialist. Other WTI staff members who served on the contest steering committee were Ament, WTI Director Steve Albert and Angie Kociolek, research scientist. The YouTube video is located at http://www.arc-competition.com/video.php

Evelyn Boswell, (406) 994-5135 or evelynb@montana.edu