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  • Welcome to the Geo-Environmental Section Web Site
    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.
Section Highlights News/Current Topics

        2015 Geo-Environmental Conference

The theme of the conference is "State of the professions-Looking to the future". Scheduled for April 21-23, 2015 at the Valley River Inn in Eugene. This conference will be packed with presentations, workshops and field trips. conference website

New 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. 

New 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.