Planners, public works and transportation managers, environmental and natural resource professionals are encouraged to attend the 4th Northeastern Transportation and Wildlife Conference to be held at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst on September 12-15, 2010. The conference theme is “Sustainability in an Uncertain Landscape.” The need to replace an aging transportation infrastructure and forecast climate changes, along with increased development pressures poses both new threats and opportunities to wildlife. This conference will raise the bar by providing new information and results of new thinking required to ensure that both wildlife and transportation needs are to be sustained into the future.
The conference is hosted by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation-Highway Division, Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game, Federal Highway Administration, VHB/Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc., Kleinfelder/SEA, STV Incorporated, The Nature Conservancy, and Normandeau Associates, Inc. The conference track sessions include: Planning for Wildlife, Wildlife Collisions, Road Ecology & Passage, Mapping and Modeling, and Wildlife Mitigation on Roads, Rails and Airports.
Register before August 27 for the early registration rate. Student and one-day registrations are available. More details about the conference and conference agenda can be found at: