The Eco-Logical approach organizes current methods for addressing natural resource identification, avoidance, minimization and mitigation into a systematic, step-wise process that starts at the beginning of the transportation planning process and concludes with establishing programmatic approaches to recurring natural resource issues that are implemented at the project level.
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NEW: The Eco-Logical Signatory Agencies page provides a background of the Signatory Agencies and displays recent publications related to the Eco-Logical approach.
NEW: The October 2018 Eco-Logical Wildlife Crossing Workshop Summary discusses habitat connectivity, wildlife-vehicle collisions, data collection, and adaptive management strategies in the North Carolina and Tennessee area.
NEW: The Year One Snapshot: MaineDOT Atlantic Salmon Programmatic Consultation showcases the results of an Eco-Logical success story.
NEW: The Implementing Eco-Logical Annual Report 2015/2016 highlights recent accomplishments of the SHRP2 Implementing Eco-Logical Program.
In the graphic above, click each step for useful implementation information including a description of the step, technical information, and examples of agency projects.
PlanWorks is a web resource that supports collaborative decision-making during the transportation planning and project development process. It highlights key decision points and common challenges encountered in long-range planning, programming, corridor planning, and environmental review with plans and projects of all scales. The Natural Environment and Implementing Eco-Logical application can help Eco-Logical practitioners implement steps of the Integrated Ecosystem Framework (IEF) and connect the IEF to other steps of the transportation planning and project development process.