Wildlife overpasses examined near Island Park

Contractor crews start installing sections of the eastbound portal of the wildlife overcrossing on Interstate 90 east of Snoqualmie Pass in Washington state in this Aug. 22 photo. The Idaho Transportation Department is considering similar wildlife overcrossings among options for improvements of U.S. Highway 20 as it approaches West Yellowstone. Washington State Department of Transportation

The Idaho Transportation Department is in the midst of reviewing options for the improvement of U.S. Highway 20 as it approaches West Yellowstone, and it could mean a safer future for area migratory wildlife and motorists alike. But the notion of wildlife overpasses near Island Park has seen a backlash in some corners, where some have cast the idea as part of a United Nations conspiracy.

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