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Executive Order 13274 Environmental Stewardship and Transportation Infrastructure Project Reviews Environmental Stewardship and Transportation Infrastructure.

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1 Executive Order Environmental Stewardship and Transportation Infrastructure Project Reviews Environmental Stewardship and Transportation Infrastructure Project Reviews “…identify and promote policies that can effectively streamline the process required to provide approvals for transportation infrastructure projects, in compliance with applicable law, while maintaining safety, public health, and environmental protection.”

2 Comparing Plans Use Land Use System Use Land Use System Transportation System Transportation System Water Resources System Water Resources System Other Natural, Cultural Resource Systems Other Natural, Cultural Resource Systems land development proposal land development proposal road improvement proposal road improvement proposal wetlands identification wetlands identification habitat or historic places to preserve habitat or historic places to preserve

3 Plans and Inventories What are the other plans or inventories that need to be considered? Multi-SpeciesHabitatConservationPlans WildlifeActionPlans Special Area ManagementPlans HistoricResourceInventories WatershedPlans GreenInfrastructurePlanning Land Use Plans NaturalHeritageDatabases TransportationPlan

4 Mitigation: Background Mitigation helps ensure that ecosystems, habitats, and species populations remain sustainable and productive over time. Ecosystem definition: humans too

5 Habitat Fragmentation Predator – Prey Imbalances Issues/Stressors

6 Habitat Destruction Invasive Plant and Animal Species Invasive Plant and Animal Species Hydrology & water quality alteration -physical, chemical, biological Hydrology & water quality alteration -physical, chemical, biological

7 Mitigation Options and Insights Individual or Multiple Projects, Uses, Efforts Compatible land uses and benefits Avoid, minimize, compensate for adverse impacts Individual or Multiple Projects, Uses, Efforts Compatible land uses and benefits Avoid, minimize, compensate for adverse impacts

8 Mitigation Strategies A blend of options: Project-Specific Mitigation Multiple-Project Mitigation Ecosystem-Based Mitigation A blend of options: Project-Specific Mitigation Multiple-Project Mitigation Ecosystem-Based Mitigation Priority Corridors Examples: Connecting Corridors, Site selection for mitigation

9 Mitigation Strategies Mitigation Banking (focus: aquatic resources) Conservation Banking (focus: protected species/habitats) In-Lieu Fee Mitigation Banking (focus: aquatic resources) Conservation Banking (focus: protected species/habitats) In-Lieu Fee

10 Integrated Planning Ecosystem Approach Mitigation Options Performance Measurement

11 Geographic Service Area LaGrange Wetland Bank, IL Mitigation Banking

12 Map of U.S. Hydrologic Units

13 Websites Wildlife Action Plans Water Resources Wildlife Action Plans Water Resources

14 Eco-Logical Website: fhwa.dot.gov/ecological/ eco_index.asp

15 Expanded Opportunities – Meaningful Mitigation Habitat Island


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