Species that will utilize overpass

From small to large – the following wildlife species are all present in the Cascades and specifically were analyzed during the development of the I-90 Snoqualmie Pass East Project as expected to utilize the Lake Keechelus Wildlife Overpass.  They may walk, hop, or inch their way safely over I-90 on this new crossing structure – some taking longer then others.

From top left clockwise: Cascade frog, cougar, elk, and pika. Credit: WDFW

From top left clockwise: Cascade frog, cougar, elk, and pika. Credit: WDFW

Species are listed in alphabetical order by common name (latin name in italics in paranthesis), click on the name to learn more about the species and view photographs to inspire your animation.  Efforts were made to find the most relevant links with information on the species, but for some rare species you may be directed to another state or region’s information on the species.  We hope this provides a starting point to your own research on these mollusks, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.

Our Bridging Futures 2015 contest co-hosted with the Washington Department of Transportation asked students to help us animate these amazing animals.

** This page does not represent every species that is present in the I-90 corridor and that may utilize the wildlife overpass, but aims to represent as many species as possible where photographs and species information were readily available.