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Innovative Approaches to Wildlife/Highway Interactions. Funding Opportunities. TEA-21 Funding Constraints. Must be on or related to “Public Roads” FWS Administrative roads are not eligible Must be coordinated with State DOT Must be on State DOT STIP*.

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Innovative approaches to wildlife highway interactions

Innovative Approaches to Wildlife/Highway Interactions

Funding Opportunities


Tea 21 funding constraints

TEA-21 Funding Constraints

  • Must be on or related to “Public Roads”

    • FWS Administrative roads are not eligible

  • Must be coordinated with State DOT

  • Must be on State DOT STIP*


Tea 21 programs most relevant to fish wildlife service

TEA-21 Programs Most Relevant to Fish & Wildlife Service

  • Federal-Aid Highways

  • Federal Lands Highways

  • Federal Transit Administration Programs


Don t forget

Don’t Forget…

  • Wildlife don’t recognize what category of highway causes impacts…

  • …but, you have to know the category to develop solutions


Forest highways public lands highways discretionary funds

Forest Highways & Public Lands Highways-Discretionary Funds

  • Eligible Program Activities

    • Planning, research, engineering and construction

    • Transit facilities within public lands

    • Acquisition of scenic easements

    • ROW acquisition on a project by project basis


Surface transportation program stp

Surface Transportation Program (STP)

  • Part of Federal Aid Program

  • 10% set-aside for Transportation Enhancements (TE)

  • 10% set-aside for Safety Projects


10 stp transportation enhancements te

10% STP-Transportation Enhancements (TE)

  • State DOT calls for, reviews and selects projects

  • Any town, county, State, federal agency, or non-profit group may apply

  • Wildlife structures qualify!


10 stp safety wildlife opportunities

10% STP-SafetyWildlife Opportunities

  • Elimination of hazardous locations on all public roads…..including ‘roadkill hotspots’

  • Traffic-calming measures


Scenic byways program

Scenic Byways Program

Purpose: to recognize and enhance roads with the following outstanding characteristics:

  • Scenic

  • Historic

  • Cultural

  • Natural

  • Recreational

  • Archeological


Bridge replacements

Bridge Replacements

  • Tens of thousands of bridges across US…and the NFS…need replacement in the next couple decades

  • Great opportunity to increase wildlife passage and decrease mortality!

  • Think “Bridge Extensions”!


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