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Environmental Mapping of the CLRP. Monica Bansal November 2, 2007 TPB Technical Committee Meeting. Federal Requirements. Consultation with environmental agencies on the development of the CLRP, involving:

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Environmental mapping of the clrp

Environmental Mapping of the CLRP

Monica Bansal

November 2, 2007

TPB Technical Committee Meeting


Federal Requirements

Consultation with environmental agencies on the

development of the CLRP, involving:

“Comparison of transportation plans with State conservation plans or maps, if available”

and with

“inventories of natural or historic resources,

if available”

Discussion of potential mitigation activities and areas to carry out activities

1.

2.


Initial Consultation Process

The focus of the 1st year was to

Establish contact for long-term engagement

Environmental agencies stated:

1. already involved in project level review

2. contacts for future engagement

3. access to GIS data


Environmental Mapping

One of the initial products of the consultation effort:

7 maps: Wetlands, Floodplains, Protected Lands, Green Infrastructure, Sensitive Species, Historic Resources, and Impervious Surface

Purpose of the mapping component:

To show the connection between environmental planning and transportation planning at the regional scale


Environmental Mapping

Origins and Extent of Data:

Publicly available national data from USFWS, FEMA, and The National Atlas of the U.S.

Publicly available state data from MD DNR

Publicly available city data from DC DPR

Access granted for regional data from NPS

Access granted for state data from VDCR-DNH and VDGIF

The entire region is covered, except when noted


Map Content

Floodplains


Methodology

Green

Infrastructure


Going Forward

Continued update of maps, including CLRP project shape updates

Starting point for consultations on draft 2008 CLRP

Use in identifying potential areas for mitigation

Jumpstart further regional data share

Inclusion in CLRP, on website


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