I. Objective of the Research

The overall objective of the Task 68 research was to document existing techniques and measures used to assess, minimize and mitigate habitat fragmentation impacts during highway facility design. The product of this research is meant to assist state department of transportation (DOT) practitioners, regional environmental coordinators and other transportation and environmental professionals in identifying and recommending habitat fragmentation solutions that are cost effective, can be readily implemented using available technology, provide significant habitat connectivity benefits, and reduce overall transportation project impacts on wildlife.

The opinions and conclusions expressed or implied are those of the research agency that performed the research and are not necessarily those of the Transportation Research Board or its sponsors.  The information contained in this document was taken directly from the submission of the author(s).  This document is not a report of the Transportation Board or of the National Research Council. 

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