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RE: Road Kill



Isn't this what crows are for, natures own cleanup crew??


At 07:30 AM 2/22/02 -0800, KUNZ.David@deq.state.or.us wrote:
>Interesting problem.  I don't know of studies on the subject, but do know of
>a small plastic device that is placed within the grill of automobiles, so
>when the car is in motion, it emits a high pitched sound that alerts
>animals.  Of course it would be necessary to "arm" a bunch of vehicles in
>the area to do any large scale good, but handicapped and other persons that
>absolutely must avoid "roadkill" say it works.....Most people from my home
>state (Montana) would rather take the chance and see wildlife, that to ward
>them off ....
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Burton Hamner [mailto:bhamner@cleanerproduction.com]
>Sent: Friday, February 22, 2002 7:19 AM
>To: 'Robert Pojasek'; p2tech@great-lakes.net
>Subject: Re: Road Kill
>
>
>Since we know that P2 begins with good data, we need to know more about what
>kind of road kill we are dealing with.  I am happy (no, hysterical) to
>recommend the very fine naturalist's guide, "Flattened Fauna:  A Field Guide
>to Common Animals of Roads, Streets and Highways".  No kidding!  It has lots
>of factual and useful information, including pics like ink blots
>representing the typical shape of common animals after having been reduced
>to two dimensions.  You can order it at
>http://b.ooks.org/wierd/roadkill.html
>
>On Amazon.com, the book is listed along with  The Original Road Kill
>Cookbook by Buck Peterson.
>
>Yum!
>
>Burt Hamner
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Minicucci, Bob" <rminicucci@des.state.nh.us>
>To: "'Robert Pojasek'" <rpojasek@sprynet.com>; <p2tech@great-lakes.net>
>Sent: Friday, February 22, 2002 5:24 AM
>Subject: RE: Road Kill
>
>
> > I think the only true preventative measure is to slow down traffic.
> >
> > In the area of management of the actual corpses, NHDES's fact sheet on the
> > subject may be of interest.  See
> > http://www.des.state.nh.us/factsheets/sw/sw-20.htm
> >
> > Bob Minicucci
> > NH DES
> > 603-271-2941
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Robert Pojasek [mailto:rpojasek@sprynet.com]
> > Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2002 6:21 PM
> > To: p2tech@great-lakes.net
> > Subject: Road Kill
> >
> > I am preparing a pollution prevention plan for a local government to
> > satisfy a SEP issued by the US EPA.  The town has been told by the state
> > that it must have road kill incinerated.  It does not permit burial and
>the
> > state does not let municipal incinerators burn carcasses.  The annual cost
> > to the town is in excess of $30,000.  Because the State has lowered
>payments
> > to the town in this fiscal year due to declining tax revenues, they just
> > laid off a dispatcher at the police department.  Savings of this money
>would
> > allow them to re-institute this important position.  I know that the
> > National Laboratories all have programs to prevent road kill with signage,
> > lighting, fencing and other devices.  Is anyone familiar with any studies
> > aimed at preventing general road kill?  There is a restaurant at Moosehead
> > Lake called the "Road Kill Cafe."  Most of the people that go in there
>only
> > buy the tee shirts but do not enjoy eating there!  But then, this is not
> > really prevention.
> >
> > Any ideas?
> >
> > Bob
> >
> > Dr. Robert B. Pojasek
> > Pojasek & Associates
> > PO Box 1333
> > E. Arlington, MA 02474-0071
> > (v) 781-641-2422
> > (f)  781-465-6006
> >
> >
> > http://www.Pojasek-Associates.com
> > rpojasek@sprynet.com
> >
> >
> >
> >