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  • Welcome to the Geo-Environmental Section

    sunset_image.jpgThe 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 also responsible for statewide practices, standards, training, expertise, and asset management for geo, hydro, 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 the natural resources and civil engineering disciplines. We build dynamic partnerships for making vital decisions to serve the public and protect our resources.

Section Highlights


National Hydraulic Engineer Conference
ODOT is proud to host the National Hydraulic Conference August 9-12 in Portland. Check out the conference website for more information.
Statewide Endangered Species Act Consultation
On November 27, 2012, ODOT and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) received the National Marine Fisheries Service (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.