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Welcome to the Geo-Environmental Section, Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). ODOT is committed to the protection and preservation of our state's unique environment and to the safety of our highway system. Our staff of geotechnical engineers, hydraulic engineers, historians, archaeologists, environmental program managers, biologists, geologists, hazardous materials specialists, erosion control specialists, drafters, GIS specialists, and administrative personnel study and mitigate the effects of transportation projects. The Geo-Environmental Section is responsible for coordinating environmental regulatory compliance for all transportation improvement programs in the state which use federal funds. The section is responsible for statewide practices, standards, training, expertise, and asset management for geology, geotechnical, and environmental disciplines within ODOT.
We protect the public and are stewards of the public interest for a variety of natural and cultural resources. We bridge between natural resources and civil engineering. We build dynamic partnerships for making vital decisions to serve the public and protect our resources. 

Section Managment Team

Susan Haupt, Chief Environmental Officer, 503-986-6389
John Raasch, Interim Natural Resources Unit Manager, 503-986-3370
Paul Wirfs, Engineering and Asset Management Unit Manager, 503-986-3526

Team Leads 

Carolyn Holthoff, Cultural Resources Team Lead, 503-986-3309
Chris Maguire, Biology & Natural Resources Team Lead, 503-986-3385
Beth Sandver, Program Support Team Lead, 503-986-3013
Rob Trevis, Culvert Inventory Team Lead, 503-986-3860
Darlene Weaver, NEPA, Air & Noise Team Lead, 503-480-9532