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Learn more about the organizations (DOT, MPO, or other) implementing the Eco-Logical approach to improve delivery and environmental outcomes for their programs.

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FHWA Grant and Implementation Assistance Award Recipients

2013 Implementation Award Program Recipients: Lead Adopter and User Incentives

2007 Grant Program for 15 Eco-Logical Projects

Signatory Agencies

The Eco-Logical Signatory Agencies developed and signed Eco-Logical: An Ecosystem Approach to Developing Infrastructure Projects in 2006. The eight agencies are: the Bureau of Land Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Park Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and U.S. Forest Service. This page contains select resources and agency updates shared by the Signatory Agencies.


Washington DOT - Ensuring safe passage for people and wildlife on I-90 just east of Snoqualmie Pass
Oregon State University - Using the Eco-Logical Approach to Develop and Implement Conservation and Mitigation Priorities for Oregon
Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments - Developing a REF for the Monterey Bay Area Regional Mitigation Plan
Caltrans - Applying Lessons Learned from the Highway 89 Stewardship Team
Southern California Association of Governments - Creating a Regional Open Space Database
Idaho Transportation Department - Coordinating Transportation Planning and Wildlife Management
Envision Utah - Blueprint Jordan River, A Lake-to-Lake Vision
Arizona DOT - Initial efforts to identify potential linkage zones important to Arizona’s wildlife and natural ecosystems
Montana DOT - Integrated Transportation and Ecological Enhancements for Montana (ITEEM)
Colorado DOT - Developing a Regional Ecosystem Framework for Terrestrial and Aquatic Resources along the I-70 Corridor: An Eco-Logical Field Test
Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments - Establishing an Integrated Regional Mitigation Plan
North Central Texas Council of Governments - Applying a REF and Implementing Mitigation as Part of a Regional Shared Mitigation Program
Capital Area Council of Governments - Central Texas Greenprint for Growth: A Tool for Balancing Sustainable Conservation Goals with the Infrastructure Needs of Our Rapidly Urbanizing Region
Houston-Galveston Area Council of Governments - Developing a Regional Decision Support System for the Houston-Galveston Region
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6 - A Regional Ecological Assessment Protocol (REAP) for the South Central United States
Mid-America Regional Council - An Eco-Logical Approach to Transportation Planning in the Kansas City Region
Missouri DOT - Scoping Natural Heritage Review Website Updates
Tri-County Regional Planning Commission - Regional Transportation, Ecosystem, and Land-Use Integration Plan
Chicago DOT - Sustainable Infrastructure Standards for Urban Ecology
Ohio Kentucky Indiana Regional Council of Governments - Coordinating State Natural Heritage Database Data
Atlanta Regional Commission - Developing a Regional Ecosystem Framework (REF) for the Proctor Creek Environmental District
Land-of-Sky Regional Council - Linking Lands and Communities in the Land-of-Sky Region of Western North Carolina
WVDOT and West Virginia University Research Collaborative – Testing the Eco-Logical Approach on Coalfields Expressway and King Coal Highway
Florida DOT - Efficient Transportation Decision Making Process (ETDM)
Charlottesville-Albermarle MPO - Testing Application of an Existing REF in Transportation Projects and Conservation Prioritization
Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (TJPDC) - Integrating Green Infrastructure and Transportation Planning
North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources - Integration of North Carolina’s Conservation and Transportation Planning
Maryland SHA - Interactive mapping tool to characterize and prioritize natural resource management opportunities using a watershed approach in Maryland
Tioga County Soil and Water Conservation - Providing Opportunities for Highway Programs to Remediate Natural Resource Concerns in New York
Vermont DOT - Staying Connected Initiative (SCI) seeks to conserve, restore, and enhance landscape connectivity across the Northern Appalachian/Acadian region
Maine DOT - Applying a REF to Categorical Exclusion Projects
Massachusetts DOT - Project Development and Design Guide
New Hampshire Audubon - Creating Tools to Support Integrated Transportation and Resource Planning in New Hampshire
New Hampshire DOT - Implementing a Pilot Project with the New Hampshire Natural Heritage Bureau to Assess Impacts on Wetlands by Roadway Projects
Michigan DOT - Implementing an Eco-Logical Approach in the I-75 Corridor in Southeast Michigan