"That was our first realization in the Southern Rockies that not only
are wolves coming back, they are traveling hundreds and hundreds of
miles and I-70 was what stopped her," said WELC's Monique DiGiorgio.
The Colorado Division of Wildlife has a special moniker for Interstate
70, the 133-mile freeway bisecting the state and cutting a motor vehicle
thruway across the Rocky Mountains.
"I-70 was pretty much a Berlin Wall for wildlife in many places," said Bill Andree, a state district wildlife manager.