DOTs Partner to Conserve Monarch Butterfly Habitat in Rights-of-Way

Transportation agencies across the nation are working to create and maintain more habitat for the monarch butterfly, as part of a pioneering nationwide effort by rights-of-way owners to help save the species from extinction. This case study dives into everything DOTs are doing.

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Wildlife, Ecosystems & Transportation

Throughout the transportation industry, many practitioners are working to mitigate the impacts of projects and systems on wildlife and their ecosystems.

We dive deep into the sensitivities around Wildlife & Ecosystems and how practitioners can incorporate addressing these areas in their plans.

External Links

FHWA Implementing Eco-Logical Website

FHWA Wildlife and Habitat Web Page (Environmental Review Toolkit)

ESA Webtool (FHWA): an online tool to streamline preparation of Biological Assessments (BAs) and the consultation process under Section 7 of the Federal Endangered Species Act for projects where the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is the lead federal action agency.

Keeping It Simple: Easy Ways to Help Wildlife Along Roads

FHWA Critter Crossings website

FHWA PlanWorks Decision Support Tool: a web resource that supports collaborative decision-making in transportation planning and project development, built around key decision points in long-range planning, programming, corridor planning, and environmental review.

Deer-Vehicle Crash Information Clearinghouse website managed by the Iowa State University Institute for Transportation