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A dead bighorn sheep ram with a radio-collar lays along a busy stretch of U.S. Highway 85 near the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The North Dakota Game and Fish Department hired a helicopter crew in 2013 to relocate sheep from the high-traffic area to a safer part of the Badlands. Photo courtesy of North Dakota Game and Fish.

Wildlife crossing planned with Highway 85 expansion in Oil Patch

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WILLISTON, N.D. – A critter crossing large enough to accommodate moose will go under an expanded U.S. Highway 85 near Williston, helping wildlife travel through habitat that’s now divided by heavy oilfield traffic.

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Amy Dalrymple

Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at adalrymple@forumcomm.com or (701) 580-6890.

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