Wildlife and Habitat
The following training courses and materials are available to provide a greater understanding of the interaction among highways, wildlife, and habitat.
- "Innovative Approaches to Wildlife/Highway Interactions" - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Conservation Training Center
- The National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP) Conference - NAEP convenes professionals from the public and private sector who promote environmental, social, and economic impacts into the decision-making process. The Annual NAEP Conference offers a variety of training sessions organized into several focus tracks.
- Northeast Transportation and Conservation Planning Summit, November 18-19, 2007, Concord, NH - This summit identified ways to improve the connection between long range transportation planning and conservation planning. Hosted by the Maine DOT, New Hampshire DOT, Vermont Agency of Transportation, FHWA, Henry P. Kendall Foundation, and Defenders of Wildlife. Presentations and supporting materials are available on the Defenders of Wildlife website.
- Linking Conservation and Transportation Planning Workshops - In 2006, FHWA Project Development and Environmental Review Office, NatureServe and Defenders of Wildlife hosted a series of workshops to improve linkages between conservation and transportation planning. These workshops demonstrated the use of consistent scientific data collection techniques and analyses, which can save time and money by streamlining the transportation planning process.
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