Assessing and Managing the Ecological Impacts of Paved Roads

Integrating environmental considerations into all phases of transportation is an important, evolving process. The increasing awareness of environmental issues has made road development more complex and controversial.

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Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309100885

Category: Political Science

Page: 324

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All phases of road developmentâ€"from construction and use by vehicles to maintenanceâ€"affect physical and chemical soil conditions, water flow, and air and water quality, as well as plants and animals. Roads and traffic can alter wildlife habitat, cause vehicle-related mortality, impede animal migration, and disperse nonnative pest species of plants and animals. Integrating environmental considerations into all phases of transportation is an important, evolving process. The increasing awareness of environmental issues has made road development more complex and controversial. Over the past two decades, the Federal Highway Administration and state transportation agencies have increasingly recognized the importance of the effects of transportation on the natural environment. This report provides guidance on ways to reconcile the different goals of road development and environmental conservation. It identifies the ecological effects of roads that can be evaluated in the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of roads and offers several recommendations to help better understand and manage ecological impacts of paved roads.

Evaluation of the Use and Effectiveness of Wildlife Crossings

National Research Council, Assessing and Managing the Ecological Impacts of Paved Roads. National Research Council of the National Academies, Committee on Ecological Impact of Road Density, Board of Environmental Studies and Toxicology, ...

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Author: John A. Bissonette

Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN: 9780309117401

Category: Endangered species

Page: 161

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TRB¿s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 615: Evaluation of the Use and Effectiveness of Wildlife Crossings explores development of an interactive, web-based decision guide protocol for the selection, configuration, and location of wildlife crossings.

Research in Geographic Education

... Academy of Sciences / National Research Council - Assessing and Managing the Ecological Impacts of Paved Roads -concentrated on the importance of spatial scale in economic and environmental assessment of transportation impacts .

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ISBN: UOM:39015076205122

Category: Geography

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Effects of Four lane Highways on Desert Kit Fox and Swift Fox

Effects of roads on endangered San Joaquin kit foxes . Journal of Wildlife Management 73 ( 6 ) : 885-893 . ... Assessing and managing the ecological impacts of paved roads , Ch . 2 History and status of the U.S. road system , pp .

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Author: Anthony Paul Clevenger

Publisher:

ISBN: UCBK:C101286902

Category: Culverts

Page: 108

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Sources of Information in Highways

Covers effective decision making , encouraging public involvement , and achieving environmental sensitivity . Includes case studies ; and a CD - ROM ... Assessing and Managing the Ecological Impacts of Paved Roads . Washington , D.C .

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Author: John B. Gallwey

Publisher:

ISBN: UCBK:C101092869

Category: Express highways

Page: 145

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Compiled by members of the Transportation Division of the Special Libraries Association, this bibliography is part of the 6th edition of the Division's "Sources of Information in Transportation". The new edition will become available on the National Transportation Library website (http://ntl.bts.gov/) in summer 2007.

Wildlife vehicle Collision Reducation Study

Assessing and Managing the Ecological Impacts of Paved Roads . Committee on Ecological Impacts of Road Density , Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology , Division on Earth and Life Studies , Transportation Research Board ...

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ISBN: UCBK:C101070487

Category: Roads

Page: 258

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Science

National Research Council ( NRC ) , Assessing and Managing the Ecological Impacts of Paved Roads ( National Academies Press , Washington , DC , 2005 ) . 4. C. Nilsson et al . , Science 308 , 405 ( 2005 ) . 5. S. Patin , Environmental ...

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Author: John Michels (Journalist)

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112083127669

Category: Science

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Since Jan. 1901 the official proceedings and most of the papers of the American Association for the Advancement of Science have been included in Science.

Surface Mining 1996

On traditional unpaved roads , the only permanent cure for such conditions is the construction of a properly designed road ... In this paper , the environmental impacts of dust from mine haulage roads are summarized , and its assessment ...

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Author: Helena Wilhelmina Glen

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000031452083

Category: Strip mining

Page: 356

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