Mapping wildlife-vehicle collision hotspots
Virginia has one of the highest frequencies of deer-vehicle collisions in the nation, with approximately 60,000 collisions reported to insurance agencies every year .
Collisions with black bears are also frequent in some areas of the state, particularly during times of year when food availability is scarce and bears must travel more to find food sources.
VSWCC partners at the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation have developed a free tool to identify deer and bear collision hotspots in Virginia. Click the link below to try it out!