Reduced fuel consumption, fewer carbon emissions, better weed control, cost savings and improved habitat for pollinators are among the many benefits of the Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) new policy to reduce mowing on the state’s roadsides.
Effective vegetation management, promotion of native plants and wildflowers, and control of invasive species are key within our nation’s transportation corridors.
We dive deep into how transportation organizations can deal with invasive species and vegetation.
FHWA Pollinator Website: resources on pollinator-friendly practices in roadside vegetation management for state DOTs and other transportation agencies and roadside managers including literature review, case studies, and state DOT practices.
Vegetation Management: An Ecoregional Approach (FHWA 2015)
Roadside Revegetation: An Integrated Approach to Establishing Native Plants: This website contains four integrated and interlinked modules dedicated to explaining the art and science of roadside revegetation
Dangerous Travelers: Controlling Invasive Plants along America’s Roadways – video of the U.S. Forest Service and Federal Highway Administration.