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1 Practice: North Dakota’s Approach to Administer the Emergency Relief Program
Categories: Interagency Agreements: MOAs, MOUs, and Programmatic Agreements
Sustainability
State: North Dakota
Organization: Federal Highway Administration ND Division
Contact: Sheri G. Lares
Title: Environmental Program Manager and Planning Specialist
Email: Sheri.Lares@dot.gov
Phone: 701-221-9464
Description: The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) North Dakota Division and the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) developed a manual that provides state specific guidance for determining eligi ...[click for more]
Related Documentation: http://wwwcf.fhwa.dot.gov/exit.cfm?link=http://www.dot.nd.gov/divisions/localgov/docs/ddir/DraftERManual.pdf
Last Updated: February 23, 2015
2 Practice: North Dakota Wetland Mitigation Banking Guidance Document
Categories: Interagency Agreements: MOAs, MOUs, and Programmatic Agreements
Mitigation
Wetland Banking
Wetlands
State: North Dakota
Organization: Federal Highway Administration ND Division
Contact: Sheri G. Lares
Title: Environmental Program Manager and Planning Specialist
Email: Sheri.Lares@dot.gov
Phone: 701-221-9464
Description: The North Dakota Interagency Review Team (NDIRT), an interagency team of State and Federal agencies, consisting of the US Army Corps of Engineers, North Dakota Regulatory Office (USACE); US Environmen ...[click for more]
Last Updated: February 23, 2015
3 Practice: USFWS Easement Wetlands and/or Grasslands Memorandum Of Understanding
Categories: Environmental (NEPA) Documentation
Environmental Stewardship & Streamlining
Interagency Agreements: MOAs, MOUs, and Programmatic Agreements
Mitigation
Section 4(f)
Wetlands
State: North Dakota
Organization: Federal Highway Administration ND Division
Contact: Sheri G. Lares
Title: Environmental Program Manager and Planning Specialist
Email: Sheri.Lares@dot.gov
Phone: 701-221-9464
Description: The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) North Dakota Division had been treating easement wetlands and/or grasslands as Section 4(f) to assure US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) was afforded adequa ...[click for more]
Last Updated: February 23, 2015
4 Practice: Bridging Cultures – Four Bears Bridge
Category: Context Sensitive Solutions
State: North Dakota
Organization: Federal Highway Administration ND Division
Contact: Sheri G. Lares
Title: Environmental Program Manager and Planning Specialist
Email: Sheri.Lares@dot.gov
Phone: 701-221-9464
Description: The first Four Bears Bridge, named for Chief Four Bears of the Hidatsa tribe and Chief Four Bears of the Mandan tribe, was constructed in Elbowoods, North Dakota in 1934, on the Fort Berthold Reservation. Flooding associated with the construction of the Garrison Dam in the early 1950s inundated almost 25% of the reservation, some 155,000 acres, and forced the relocation of both the bridge and many residents. The 1,425-foot long three-span continuous main span was salvaged and reused as the main channel spans for the second Four Bears Bridge, which was moved upstream to New Town in 1955. Approach slabs were added, for a total length of 4,483 feet. The second Four Bears Bridge was culturally important and held a symbolic value to the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara tribes (Three Affiliated Tribes) because the main components of the second Four Bears Bridge in New Town came from their former home in Elbowoods, now underwater after construction of the Garrison Dam. Recognizing the cultural importance of the bridge, the North Dakota Department of Transportation required the implementation of Context Sensitive Design (CSD) elements for the proposed third Four Bears Bridge, a replacement structure to the functionally obsolete second Four Bears Bridge. Meetings were held at six communities on the Fort Berthold Reservation to discuss CSD concepts. These meetings informed tribal members about the project and solicited volunteers on a cultural advisory committee (CAC). This CAC was responsible for providing Native American input. A design charette was held with representatives from the North Dakota Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, CAC, North Dakota Historical Society, and local elected officials. The 2-day charette focused on the aesthetic elements of the bridge, including pier shapes, lighting, girder profiles, colors, and textures. The CAC also worked with local artists and the design team on the pedestrian walkway. Each of the tribes chose artistic renderings that represented their culture. These images appear on medallions that are 4-foot wide and appear at each pier location. The pedestrian walkway also features a decorative railing with images of animals of importance to the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara tribes. These same animals appear in silhouette on a 10-foot wide emblem located on the exterior side at each pier location. In addition, four colored-concrete patterns were included on the walkway, which represent each tribe and the Three Affiliated Tribes united. The Four Bears Bridge project tells a successful story on the implementation of Context Sensitive Design. From the project’s beginning to its end, the process for Context Sensitive Design was followed. All stakeholders were included in the decision-making. The result is a structure that pleases all involved stakeholders, not only for its functionality and necessity, but also for its aesthetics.
Last Updated: February 20, 2015
5 Practice: Capturing the Historic Spirit of the Original Marsh Arch – Rainbow Arch Bridge
Categories: Collaborative Problem Solving/Conflict Resolution
Public Involvement
State: North Dakota
Organization: Federal Highway Administration ND Division
Contact: Sheri G. Lares
Title: Environmental Program Manager and Planning Specialist
Email: Sheri.Lares@dot.gov
Phone: 701-221-9464
Description: The Rainbow Arch Bridge in Valley City, North Dakota was built in 1925. Over the years, the bridge developed structural problems and was rated “functionally obsolete,” the bridge’s deck geometry was r ...[click for more]
Last Updated: February 20, 2015
6 Practice: North Dakota's Collaborative Approach to Tribal Consultation
Categories: Interagency Agreements: MOAs, MOUs, and Programmatic Agreements
Tribal Consultation & Issues
State: North Dakota
Organization: Federal Highway Administration ND Division
Contact: Sheri G. Lares
Title: Environmental Program Manager and Planning Specialist
Email: Sheri.Lares@dot.gov
Phone: 701-221-9464
Description:

North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) and Federal Highway Division (FHWA) North Dakota Division Office (ND Division) has developed an innovative approach to tribal consultation with 12 ...[click for more]
Related Documentation: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/resourcecenter/teams/environment/eqvol3iss1.cfm
Last Updated: February 20, 2015
7 Practice: North Dakota's Cultural Heritage Manual
Category: Tribal Consultation & Issues
State: North Dakota
Organization: Federal Highway Administration ND Division
Contact: Sheri G. Lares
Title: Environmental Program Manager and Planning Specialist
Email: Sheri.Lares@dot.gov
Phone: 701-221-9464
Description: The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) North Dakota Division, North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT), and the North Dakota Tribal Consultation Committee have developed a Cultural Heritag ...[click for more]
Related Documentation: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/resourcecenter/teams/environment/vol5iss2.cfm
Last Updated: February 20, 2015
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