The Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) would like to thank the following individuals/organizations for their assistance in reviewing various pieces of content on the Wildlife Roadsharing Resource website.
|Gayle Hesse, B.Sc. R.P.Bio.
Wildlife Collision Prevention Program
British Columbia Conservation Foundation
|Sandra L. Jacobson, Wildlife Biologist
Conservation of Biodiversity
Pacific Southwest Research Station
Ontario Road Ecology Group
|Paul C. Heaven
Glenside Ecological Services Limited
|Wanda Baxter, M. Environmental Design
Sustainability & Program Development
Sierra Club Canada Foundation, Atlantic Chapter
|Inspector Mark Andrews (Retired), OPP
Mark Andrews is a retired 32-year veteran member of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP). Mark spent the last 13 years of his career as the Traffic Manager for the North East Region of the OPP. In that capacity, Mark oversaw all Traffic and Marine related investigations, enforcement, incident prevention and training in the North East Region of the OPP. Mark managed 5 deployed specialty Traffic Teams, the Snowmobile ATV Vessel Enforcement (SAVE) Unit, the Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement Unit, and the Technical Traffic Collision Investigations Unit.
Mark oversaw the investigation of motor vehicle collisions, many involving wildlife. Working with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, Health Units and the Ministry of Natural Resources, strategies were developed to reduce the number and severity of wildlife collisions. Mark promoted and oversaw Collision Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) that examined all collisions, including wildlife collisions. Detailed analysis of wildlife collisions were completed which lead to highway infrastructure development, and driver education to reduce and or eliminate wildlife collisions. Mark coordinated partnerships with many international, national and provincial organizations, policing agencies, government ministries, civilian organizations and learning institutions. The Ministries and organizations that Mark has collaborated with include but are not limited to; Ontario Ministry of Transportation, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Ontario Ministry of Environment, Ontario Ministry of Labour, Federal Ministry of Transportation, MADD, TIRF, Arrive Alive Drive Sober, PARACHUTE, and many others.
Mark is a consultant and instructor with the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF), an active member of the Canadian Coalition on Distracted Driving – TIRF working with professional across the country to resolve the issue of distracted driving and collisions, and is a presenter/facilitator of the TIRF Drop It And Drive™ (DIAD) initiative.
|Tara Casanova Powell
M.S. Biology-Population and Community Ecology, B.S. Biology, minor Chemistry, Marine Studies
Former Adjunct Faculty Southern Connecticut State University
Former Director Cedar Island Marina Research Laboratory
U.S. GovernmentLaw enforcement officer
TIRF would also like to acknowledge the broad range of resources, research, information, and sources that were used in the development of this website. All information has been acknowledged at the bottom of each web page and on the downloadable documents. A list of all research used in the development of the site can be found under Sources and Research.