Mitigation Site Transfer to Resource Agencies & Non-Governmental Organizations

The NCHRP 25-25, Task 75 research project was charged with identifying practices and developing templates for the transfer for mitigation and conservation sites from transportation agencies to long-term managers at state and federal resource agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). A key charge of the research was to develop: (1) A compendium of state department of transportation (DOT) best practice along with a review of the challenges DOTs currently face; and (2) A guide to mitigation site transfer, including templates for DOTs to use and adapt. This research report compiles best practices transferring ownership of mitigation and conservation sites to private conservation organizations or government conservation agencies. Processes for transfer are incorporated, presenting decision frameworks appropriate to different states, to assist transportation agencies undertaking the process of the transfer of transportation mitigation and conservation sites. As some DOTs noted throughout this project, there are no easy ways to transfer property, but the process can be made easier if DOTs align site selection with resource agency conservation and restoration priorities and involve right of way (ROW) sections early. This report and compendium reviews the challenges DOTs have encountered and what has worked best for them.

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    • This study was requested by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), and conducted as part of the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Project 25-25. Project 25-25 is intended to fund quick response studies on behalf of the AASHTO Standing Committee on the Environment.
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    Venner Consulting

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  • Publication Date: 2012-5


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures;
  • Pagination: 186p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01497105
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NCHRP 25-25 Task 75
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 17 2013 2:52PM