Far-roaming animals such as grizzlies, lynx, and wolverine almost inevitably run into obstacles that impede large movements such as residential development, extractive industrial activity, and other anthropogenic gaps in habitat.
One impediment to large landscape movements is the incredibly dense web of roads that blankets the landscape. Of those species that are not turned back outright from fear, the remainder set foot on the pavement, the potential consequences of which they likely do not understand.
While traveling to film sage grouse in late April, we at Conservation Media spotted wolverine tracks crossing a highway in SW Montana, and we felt compelled to document it. Below is a selection of photos we took. Feel free to use these photos however you’d like, but please include appropriate credit. We also have 1080p video footage.
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