JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — The National Parks Conservation Association has recognized Gov. Matt Mead and the state for helping to address wildlife-vehicle collisions on Wyoming's roads and along wildlife corridors.

The association presented Mead with its National Parks Achievement Award recently.

NPCA Grand Teton Program Manager Sharon Mader says Mead's leadership and the work of the Wyoming Transportation Department has resulted in innovative solutions to make Wyoming roads safer for drivers and wildlife.

In recent years, Wyoming has required analysis of habitat and wildlife movement in all transportation activities with an eye toward human safety. In addition, it has built passageways for wildlife along highways and identified areas needed to protect wildlife movements.