Wildlife Xing photo with Noble column

Bruce Noble/Special to The Daily Sentinel

This overpass wildlife crossing and others like it on Colorado State Highway 9 between Kremmling and Silverthorne has helped reduce wildlife/vehicle collisions in the area by 90% since the crossings were built in 2015 and 2016. Other similar projects are happening elsewhere in the state.

How can we heal a divided America? According to the May 31 issue of The New York Times, highway wildlife crossings may be part of the answer. Regardless of party affiliation or political ideology, it seems that all Americans like wildlife crossings that protect animals from vehicles (and vice versa). That certainly makes sense to me.

Right here in Colorado, we certainly love our wildlife. Some of us are hunters, some of us are photographers, and some of us simply like to enjoy looking at wild animals on the landscape. I think most everyone in our state would agree that our wildlife is a precious resource.