Characteristics that Contribute to the Success of Habitat Restoration and Clean Water Act Section 404 Mitigation Practices for Transportation Projects in Arizona

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is committed to creating mitigation plans that replace the loss of the functions and values of an area, thereby providing long-term compensation for habitat adversely affected by ADOT construction activities. This study focuses on identifying criteria that are important to the success or contribute to the failure of mitigation projects and developing recommendations from these criteria. Thirty-four ADOT and non-ADOT riparian habitat restoration and mitigation project files were obtained from several sources for analysis. Employees from the US Army Corps of Engineers and ADOT were interviewed to gain an on-the-ground perspective. A review of project files, associated site visits and analysis of the interviews yielded mitigation practices and issues commonly associated with projects in Arizona, including ADOT mitigation projects associated with Clean Water Act Section 404 permits. Recommendations based on analysis of these problems are offered in this paper to aid future ADOT projects and all future restoration projects in Arizona, regardless of the agency or organization undertaking such activity.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: DVD
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 19p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 89th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers DVD

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01152860
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 10-0116
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 25 2010 10:07AM