This report describes the autmoated processes we developed for cameras used in environmental monitoring by state Departments of Transportation. These include web-services and artificial intelligence-based image processing to facilitate identificaiton of wildlife in camera trap images, as well as identifying images containing animals (vs. no animals).
The Spring 2016 report for the US 89 Paunsaugunt Mule Deer Herd and Wildlife Mitigaiton details the results of the overall study. Mule deer have moved through the 7 structures below US 89 over 35,000 times.
This represents the Final Report for the project. It contains the basic findings from the 2-year study, and is an updated version of the draft report (7/2013). The report includes the results from the deer movement study, the wildlife-vehicle collision study (unsuccessful crossing of freeway), and the wildlife-camera study (safe passages under freeway). It also includes recommendations for reducing wildlife-vehicle collisions and improving driver safety on I-280.