The Rogue Valley Ecological Framework: Mapping Open Space, Ecologically Important Areas, and Ecological Corridors for Transportation Planners, Agencies, Municipalities, Developers, Conservation NGOs, and Citizens
TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) has released a report that describes the result of a pilot test of the first three steps of the nine-step Integrated Ecological Framework (IEF) in the Rogue Valley, Jackson County, Oregon. The first three steps of the process result in a regional ecosystem framework (REF), which was defined as an overlay of regional environmental, ecological, and archaeological data with planned and existing transportation infrastructure.
The IEF was developed in SHRP 2 Projects C06A (Integration of Conservation, Highway Planning, and Environmental Permitting Using an Outcome-Based Ecosystem Approach) and C06B (Integration of Conservation, Highway Planning, and Environmental Permitting Through Development of an Outcome-Based Ecosystem-Scale Approach and Corresponding Credit System). The IEF is available on the Transportation for Communities—Advancing Projects through Partnerships (TCAPP) website
. TCAPP is now known as PlanWorks.
Other pilot tests were conducted in California
, and West Virginia
This Summary Last Modified On: 3/23/2016