Transportation Planning and Corridor Management for Natural Resource Conservation
Thursday, July 19, 2018
1 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. CDT
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Attendees of this session will gain an understanding of how environmental and transportation issues can overlap and how planning is the key to finding successful solutions to both. This session will provide an overview of conservation practices relevant to both transportation planning and corridor management.
Habitat fragmentation caused by new roadways and its consequences will be addressed. Attendees will also learn about roadside vegetation management practices to protect habitat for pollinators and migratory butterflies as well as to eradicate invasive plant species. Planning for wildlife crossings, for both aquatic and terrestrial species, will be covered during this session as well. Case studies covered during the session will provide insight into how state-level goverment departments work together to mitigate natural resources such as trees that are damaged during the construction and repair of transportation infrastructure. They will also highlight various strategies of managing roadside vegetation and the broader corridor through which roads pass.
Ronda Burnett, firstname.lastname@example.org