Wildlife & Driving

Facts & Statistics

Did you know that over 500 animals are killed annually in Wildlife Vehicle Collisions in Teton County?

  • Roughly 50% of these collissions occur in the winter months (December - March)
  • One annual estimate of the costs associated with wildlife vehicle collissions in Teton County exceeded $3M 
  • Most collissions with wildlife occur at night

These statistics are based upon a study conducted by the Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation. CLICK HERE to read the 2019 - 2021 Report.

Wildlife Advisory Signs Measures

The Wyoming Department of Transportation as part of a collaborative effort with JHWF erected new wildlife advisory signs on South Highway 89 and two more on WY 22. Signs measures were enacted even as discussions continue about long-term solutions to address wildlife mortalities and driver safety concerns on every highway in the valley. Read more in the Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation Press release (PDF).