FHWA has identified the following training resources and opportunities for developing a greater understanding of Ecosystem and Right of Way Management topics:
- The FHWA Resource Center's Environment Technical Service Team provides custom training, peer reviews, technical and research forums, workshops, and conference presentations. Their recently delivered subjects include Ecosystem and Right of Way Management issues, including Habitat and Road crossings for biota and Invasive Species.
- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Learning Center (ULC) offers many training courses related to Ecosystem and Right of Way Management. Topics include Ecosystem Restoration and Planning for Ecosystem Restoration. For course descriptions as well as this year's projected course schedule, please see USACE's The Purple Book, available on the ULC main page.
- Training Courses pertaining to Ecosystem and Right of Way Management are available through the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's National Conservation Training Center (NCTC). Course topics include Habitat Restoration, Principles of Habitat Assessment, GIS for Wildlife Habitat Management, Rights of Way Habitat Management, Innovative Approaches to Wildlife/Highway Interactions, and Invasive Plant Management. For more information, please see the NCTC Course Catalog and Course Schedule.
- Rutgers University offers a continuing professional education course in Roadside & Right-Of-Way Management, which discusses the challenges involved with managing roadside vegetation.
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