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The Aquatic and Terrestrial Biology Programs are responsible for coordinating regulatory compliance with applicable laws pertaining to aquatic species, terrestrial species, and ecological systems for all transportation improvements in the state. Additionally, these programs have statewide oversight of practices, standards, training, and expertise for biology within ODOT. Goals of the Biology Programs are: (1) to assist the Agency with compliance of state and federal Endangered Species Acts and other biological regulations, (2) enhance aquatic- and land-based biological resources during construction and maintenance of the state highway system when there are opportunities, and (3) to operate within the realm of Context Sensitive Sustainable Solutions (CS3) while developing and implementing asset management, technical expertise and continuous improvements.


UPDATED 4/29/2013: Federal-Aid Highway Program (FAHP) ESA Programmatic – On November 27, 2012, ODOT and FHWA received the NMFS Biological Opinion (BO) for the statewide programmatic Federal-Aid Highway Program. The FAHP replaces SLOPES IV for FHWA-funded or authorized actions. The companion BO from the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service is pending. TRAINING: ODOT Environmental employees received initial training on December 11, 2012 (Salem), and initial training was provided to ODOT-certified Biologists on January 8, 2013. For those who did not attend, a training CD may be checked out from the ODOT Library.  Full FAHP training, including a User’s Guide with design and implementation details and updated forms, will be presented in each ODOT Region, for all stakeholders, in Spring 2013. GUIDANCE & TEMPLATES: All users may now access guidance documents, templates and the FAHP Projects Map from the new the FAHP website.

 
 
 
 

Contacts

Bill Warncke -  William.M.WARNCKE@odot.state.or.us
Aquatic Biology & Fish Passage Program Coordinator 
 
Chris Maguire - christine.c.maguire@odot.state.or.us 
Terrestrial Biology Program Coordinator 

Cidney Bowmen - Cidney.N.HOWARD@odot.state.or.us
Botany & Monitoring Program Coordinator (& FAHP Project Manger)
 
Or contact by phone at:  (503) 986-3252
 
 

Resources

 Program Resources
Other Resources
Standard Specifications 
BA Qualification Training Videos 
Policy & Memos 
Training Modules  EFH Response to FHWA - Template 
FAQs FHWA Response to NMFS - Template 
ESA Qualified Consultants List ODOT Native Plant Mixes
Stormwater Management Initiative 
 
ODA Noxious Weed Strategy
 
Invasive Ornamental Plants 
Biology Monitoring Guidance 
  ODOT Wildlife Collision Hot Spots Map (Adobe Flash)