Planning Transportation Projects for Better Environmental Outcomes: A New Institutional Framework and Tools Makes it Easier

Ecosystem approaches to environmental conservation are becoming more widely accepted and increasingly practiced by federal, state, and local resource agencies. From a highway perspective, the Federal Highway Administration document Eco-Logical: An Ecosystem Approach to Developing Infrastructure Projects (2006) provides a conceptual groundwork for integrated conservation plans and mitigation activities that transcend individual agency jurisdictional boundaries and encourages an outcome-based ecosystem approach to conservation. However, Eco-Logical stops short of providing the institutional framework and tools to implement the principles. This project brief summarizes Strategic Highway Research Program 2 (SHRP 2) reports An Ecological Approach to Integrating Conservation and Highway Planning: Volumes 1 and 2, which are intended to provide the structure and tools needed to implement the ecological approach.

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  • Publication Date: 2013-5


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  • Created Date: Jun 3 2013 1:49PM