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Thursday, January 4, 2018

What is a critter shelf? Find out here

Last summer the state Department of Transportation and The Nature Conservancy partnered to create New York state’s first-ever critter shelf for wildlife.

Installed inside a large culvert under State Route 12, south of Boonville, in the Black River Valley, the suspended walkway provides a two-foot wide platform for wildlife to scurry through the culvert instead of crossing over the busy road. The shelf is attached to one side of the corrugated steel culvert with brackets and cables.

To find out more about the critter shelf and see some of the creatures who use it, watch this video.

 

Mike Lynch

Mike Lynch is a staff writer and photographer for the nonprofit Adirondack Explorer. His favorite outdoor activities include paddling, hiking, fishing and backcountry skiing.

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