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Implementing Eco-Logical (C06)

Implementing Eco-Logical (C06)

Product Overview

Earlier consideration of ecological resources in the transportation planning process can help streamline environmental reviews and permitting while improving both the environmental and transportation outcomes of infrastructure projects. Through the second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2), Implementing Eco-Logical (C06) contains a process and information on how to operationalize the Eco-Logical approach presented in the 2006 document: Eco-Logical: An Ecosystem Approach to Developing Infrastructure Projects.

Implementing Eco-Logical offers a structured nine-step process, tools, and templates that can guide transportation agencies as they work to meet both ecosystem and transportation goals. The benefits of Implementing Eco-Logical include providing the opportunity to avoid, minimize, and mitigate environmental impacts either before or during the planning stage, potentially reducing mitigation requirements and reducing delays during project-level environmental review and permitting.

Tools and Information

Community of Practice

  • Eco-Logical Community of Practice: Pollinator Habitat Programs, July 13, 2016
  • Eco-Logical Community of Practice: Innovative Mitigation Contracting and Financing, October 5, 2016
  • Eco-Logical Community of Practice: How to Approach Your Transportation Environmental Needs Eco-Logically, January 31, 2017
Presentations and Webinars
Workshops and Technical Assistance
Peer Exchanges and Workshops
Implementation Assistance Program
  • 13 state DOTs and MPOs were funded through the Implementing Eco-Logical Implementation Assistance Program (IAP): Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments, Atlanta Regional Commission, Caltrans, Charlottesville-Albemarle Metropolitan Planning Organization, Idaho Transportation Department, Maine DOT, Michigan DOT, Missouri DOT, North Central Texas Council of Governments, New Hampshire DOT, Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments, Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments, and Southern California Association of Governments.
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