ECOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS IN TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS

Seven basic ecological principles are explained, together with the ways these principles assist in achieving the environmental goals established by Section 101a of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. Evolving from these seven ecological principles are some practical approaches to planning, designing, and constructing transportation systems, everything affects everything else; conform transportation corridors to topography and vegetation types; utilize cleared trees; use native plants; select disturbed ecosystems over more stable ecosystems; move topsoil; map vegetation types; work with local communities; calculate the monetary contributions; and establish and maintain continuing dialogue with environmental groups.

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  • Accession Number: 00098611
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASCE #11454 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM