ARC Solutions had a busy year in 2016, as the partnership expanded its outreach and pursued new avenues to implement wildlife crossing infrastructure across North America and, ultimately, globally. We are grateful to the partnership for its ongoing efforts to advance ARC’s mission of identifying and promoting leading-edge solutions to improve human safety, wildlife mobility and long-term landscape connectivity.
Award for Excellence
ARC Solutions and its partners have been named by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) as the winner of the 2015 Award for Excellence in Environmental Leadership. The award recognizes ARC and its partners for their exemplary achievements in promoting Environmental Leadership through the Animal Road Crossing (ARC) project.
What is ARC?
ARC is an interdisciplinary partnership working to facilitate new thinking, new methods, new materials and new solutions for wildlife crossing structures. Our goal is to ensure safe passage for both humans and animals on and across our roads. Situated at the intersection of science and design, we are a forum for creative collaborations and surprising synergies.
A growing threat to people and to animals, collisions between wildlife and vehicles have been increased by 50 percent in the last 15 years. These accidents now cost Americans $8 billion every year.
ARC engages new thinking to design crossing structures that reconnect landscapes, safeguarding our wildlife populations, their habitats and our ecosystems. The right solution will reduce the number of collisions to save human and animal lives, at a lower cost, improving highway safety for all.
Integrating science and design, ARC is changing the way people and animals see and understand our landscapes. We use interdisciplinary collaboration and international cooperation to address a continental problem at local sites and scales.
Dynamic conditions demand flexible solutions and responsive materials. ARC explores new, sustainable infrastructure material strategies to respond to people, animals, and their shared environments.