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    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.
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2015 Geo-Environmental Conference


Thank you for a wonderful conference! Please click here for the conference schedule, including links to presentations. Please note that the plenary sessions were videotaped but the file size was too large to post online. If interested, please contact Beth Sandver at beth.r.sandver@odot.state.or.us.

Statewide Endangered Species Act Consultation

On November 27, 2012, ODOT and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) received the NMFS Biological Opinion for the statewide programmatic Federal-Aid Highway Program (FAHP) Endangered Species Act consultation.  Check the Geo-Environmental Section's Biology Program Website for training opportunities, guidance, and template reports. 

ODOT-ODFW Fish Passage

On October 10, 2014, ODOT & ODFW negotiated a programmatic agreement to implement a three-year pilot project to make specific short-term repairs to culverts in Western Oregon without having to fully meet all fish passage criteria under the Oregon Fish Passage Rules (OAR 635-412-0020).   Check the Biology Program Website for guidance and required forms.