DESIGN – UNDERGRADUATE
When Moose Fly:
Exploring Strategies for the Integration of Wildlife and Highways
Kelly Simpson, Student ASLA
Advisors: Professor Nathan H. Perkins,
Graduate Advisors: Sarah McCans, Student ASLA, and Steve Barnhart.
Good collection of information... well executed board layout...
very clear... a strong graphic presentation of very simple proposals...
this is a simple and elegant solution, presented with wit and
humor and with some interesting ideas for how to raise awareness
without extensive signage.
Student Awards Jury Comments
This project addresses a problem that can be simplified into a
simple, potentially fatal equation:
highways + moose = accidents
There is a conflict between vehicles and wildlife on our roadways.
In the province of New Brunswick, Canada, there are over 250 collisions
between moose and vehicles each year, resulting in many incidences
of death and injuries directly attributed to moose-vehicle accidents.
This project advances the design of coexistence strategies, which
would target a responsive action from the drivers. The project suggests
that this would be more effective than previous approaches in the
prevention of further collisions, and accomplish this task at significantly
lower expense. The cost conscious nature of coexistence strategies
will likely attract the interest of transportation and government
organizations to adopt these strategies, which would encourage greater
safety and awareness on our road – for both vehicles and wildlife.