Limit heavy vehicle use
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Heavy vehicle traffic associated with mining is known to have direct impacts on wildlife, particularly through roadkill and the destruction (crushing or collapse) of burrows (Lovich & Ennen 2011). Indirect effects include soil compaction, which may limit the ability of reptiles to burrow. For studies on the effectiveness of actions that address the impact of road vehicles, see Threat: Transportation service corridors.
Lovich J.E. & Ennen J.R. (2011) Wildlife conservation and solar energy development in the desert southwest, United States. BioScience, 61, 982–992.