Wyoming is home to tens of thousands of wildlife that sometimes risk death by crossing roadways in search of food, water or shelter.

Wildlife crossings are bridges and tunnels designed to help wildlife safely cross the road, keeping the path clear for cars and trucks. Wildlife crossing structures work to reduce wildlife-vehicles collisions and accidents by nearly 90% in Wyoming.

The Greater Yellowstone Coalition and Wyoming Department of Transportation are challenging people to participate in the wildlife crossing structure challenge. Participants can build a wildlife crossing structure (underpass or overpass) that involves fencing, vehicles, animals and vegetation. You can use any material you have in your home and it can be any size.

Submit a photo of your crossing structure to wildlifecrossings@gmail.com or post on social media with the #wildlifecrossingchallenge before May 31 to enter the contest. Staff from WYDOT and GYC will choose their favorite and the winner will be awarded a prize.

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