ICOET Program
Program Booklet
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Preliminary Program Agenda

Updated August 18, 2011

Please Note: This preliminary program agenda is a working
document and subject to change.

Presenters Biographical Sketches (PDF:412KB)




Sunday
| Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday

Monday Poster Session 1 | Tuesday Poster Session 2

Sunday, August 21, 2011
2:00pm - 6:00pm
Registration, Check-in Open - Grand Foyer
Sponsor Exhibits Set-up - Grand Foyer
Poster Session 1 Presenters Set-up - Grand II
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Vashon
ICOET Steering Committee Meeting (by invitation)
3:00pm – 6:00pm
Blakely
TRB ADC10 Steering Subcommittee Meeting (by invitation)
  Dinner - on your own

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Fifth Avenue Room

 

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Special Facilitated Session

The Language of Sustainability – What You Said and What Others Heard
Moderator: Larry Ehl, Transportation Issues Daily, Edmonds, WA, USA

Have you ever tried to convince someone about a sustainability initiative only to meet the ‘Berlin Wall’ of resistance? We have. Then we learned some skills to improve our connection with our audience and increase the odds for a positive outcome. In this session you’ll learn more about connecting with your direct and indirect audiences, and the biases and listening context of those audiences – how your words are interpreted and mischaracterized. We’ll discuss tools and strategies to positively influence conversations and proposals about sustainability in transportation.

  • Lloyd Brown, American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials, Washington, DC, USA
  • Mike Rosen, PRR, Seattle, WA, USA
  • Patricia White, Defenders of Wildlife, Washington, DC, USA

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Monday, August 22, 2011
7:00am - 8:30am
Grand Foyer and Grand II
Continental Breakfast
7:00am - 3:30pm
Grand II
Poster Session 1 Set-up
7:00am - 5:30pm
Grand Foyer
Registration and Check-in Open
Sponsor Exhibits Open
8:00am - 10:00am
Grand III
Plenary

Conference Welcome
  • Paul J. Wagner, ICOET Conference Chair, Washington State Department of Transportation, Olympia, WA, USA
  • James B. Martin, Associate Director, Center for Transportation and the Environment, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA

Opening Session

  • Sustainable Transportation  in Washington State
    Paula J. Hammond, Secretary of Transportation, Washington State Department of Transportation, Olympia, WA, USA
  • Federal Highway Administration Perspectives on Ecology and Sustainability
    Gerry Solomon, Director, Office of Project Development and Environmental Review, USDOT Federal Highway Administration, Washington, DC, USA
  • Infra Eco Network Europe (IENE): Conclusions from the 2010 International Conference, Velence, Hungary
    Lars Nilsson, IENE, Swedish Transport Administration, Borlänge,
10:00am - 10:30am
Grand Foyer and Grand II
Refreshment Break
Posters Preview
Visit Sponsor Exhibits
10:30am - noon Parallel Sessions
Program Tracks Noted by Session Code Numbers
CNT
Connectivity
COM
Construction, Operations and Maintenance
CRB
Crossings and Barriers
SUS
Sustainability
Vashon
Session CNT-1: Strategic Approaches to Mitigation
Moderator: Leonard Sielecki, British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, Canada
  • Elkhorn Slough Early Mitigation Partnership: Watershed / Conservation Approach to Mitigation for Transportation Projects
    Nancy Siepel, Caltrans, San Luis Obispo, CA, USA
  • Successfully Using Alternative Forms of Mitigation
    Sandra Manning, US Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle, WA, and Dan Corlett, Washington State Department of Transportation, Vancouver, WA, USA
  • A Statewide Caltrans Mitigation Needs Assessment in Support of the Statewide Advance Mitigation Initiative (SAMI)
    Patrick Huber, Information Center for the Environment, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
  • Development and Implementation of a Programmatic Agreement for Endangered Species Act Consultation in Nebraska
    Eric Zach and Jason Jurgens, Nebraska Department of Roads, Lincoln, NE; Melissa Maiefski,USDOT Federal Highway Administration-Nebraska, Lincoln, NE; and Brooke Stansberry, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Island, NE, USA
Grand I
Session COM-1: Safety First – Reducing Wildlife-Vehicle Collisions
Moderator: Michelle Meade, Washington State Department of Transportation
  • Using Wildlife-Vehicle Collision Data to Plan and Implement Transportation Mitigation: Case Studies from Utah
    Ashley Green, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • Identification and Evaluation of Sites for Low-Cost Wildlife Mitigation
    Frank Craighead, Craighead Institute, Bozeman, MT, USA
  • Reducing Mule Deer-Vehicle Collisions with Underpasses:  A Case Study from Nugget Canyon, Wyoming
    Thomas Hart, Wyoming Department of Transportation, Cheyenne, WY, USA
  • The Reliability of Two New Animal Detection Systems and Recommended Requirements for System Reliability
    Marcel Huijser, Western Transportation Institute, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, USA

Fifth Avenue

 

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Session CRB-1: Long-Term Perspectives on Ecology and Sustainable Transportation
Moderator: Marion Carey, Washington State Department of Transportation
  • 15 Years of Banff Research: What We've Learned and Why It's Important to Transportation Managers Beyond the Park Boundary
    Anthony Clevenger, Western Transportation Institute, Montana State University, Harvie Heights, Alberta, Canada
  • Maintaining Wildlife Connectivity across Roads through Tested Wildlife Crossing Designs
    Patricia Cramer, Utah Transportation Center, Utah State University, Logan, UT, USA
  • High, Wide and Handsome: A Review of Wildlife and Aquatic Crossing Technology Over the Last Decade (2001-2011)  
    William Ruediger, Wildlife Consulting Resources, Missoula, MT, USA
  • Environmental Performance Standards (EPS): Cost and Time Savings by Teaming with Regulatory Agencies and Utilization of EPS after the OTIA III Program
    Shelley Richards, HDR, and Geoff Crook, Oregon Department of Transportation, Salem, OR, USA

Grand Crescent

 

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Session SUS-1:  Greening the Gray
Moderator: Martin Palmer, Washington State Department of Transportation
  • Assessing the Ecological Footprint of Surface Transportation in the Fifty States
    Chris McCahill, University Of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA
  • Examination and Consideration of Non-Evident Ecological History and Opportunities in a Heavily Urbanized Transportation Corridor:   I-75 Reconstruction and Expansion in the Mill Creek Valley of Cincinnati, Ohio
    Richard Record, RL Record LLC, Cincinnati, OH, USA
  • Ecological and Social Challenges Associated with Constructing an Arterial Roadway in an Environmentally Complex Landscape: A Case Study from St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
    Lynn Maslen, Spencer Environmental Management Services Ltd., and Steve Melton, ISL Engineering and Land Services Ltd., Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • New Growth in Older Communities: A Case Study of Sustainable Development in Chicago's South Suburbs
    David Chandler, Center For Neighborhood Technology, Chicago, IL, USA
noon - 1:15pm
Grand III
FHWA Environmental Excellence Awards Ceremony and Luncheon
Sponsored by USDOT Federal Highway Administration
1:30pm - 3:00pm Parallel Sessions
Program Tracks Noted by Session Code Numbers
CNT
Connectivity
COM
Construction, Operations and Maintenance
CRB
Crossings and Barriers
SUS
Sustainability

Grand I

 

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CNT-2: Facilitated Session on Integrating Resilient Transportation Systems with Ecological Restoration
Moderator: Ann Costanza, Anchor QEA, LLC, Seattle, WA, USA

This session highlights new ways that transportation agencies in Washington are partnering with natural resource agencies on ecological restoration efforts in their communities. As the Puget Sound area is recognized for its abundance of natural features, as well as its chronic traffic congestion, the emerging programs and efforts from the region are worthy of further evaluation.
  • Peter Hummel, ASLA, Anchor QEA, LLC, Seattle, WA, USA
  • Margaret Clancy, ESA Adolfson, Seattle, WA, USA
  • Theresa Mitchell, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Olympia. WA, USA
  • Allison Hanson, Washington State Department of Transportation, Olympia, WA, USA
  • John Small, ASLA, Anchor QEA, LLC, Seattle, WA, USA
Vashon
Session COM-2: Ecological Enhancement and Compliance in Construction, Operations and Maintenance
Moderator: Cindy Callahan, USDOT Federal Highway Administration
  • Intercounty Connector (ICC) Contract A: Environmental Compliance Management using Geofusion Center
    Holly Shipley, KCI Technologies, Inc., Sparks, MD, USA
  • Monitoring Environmental Compliance in the Construction of the Cuyutlan Lagoon Railroad in Manzanillo, Mexico
    Norma Fernández Buces, Grupo Selome SA De CV, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Establishing Native Plants on Roadsides: An Integrated Approach
    David Steinfeld, USDA Forest Service, Ashland, OR, and George Fekaris, Western Federal Lands Highway Division, Vancouver, WA, USA
  • Culturally-Sensitive Dogbane Transplanting, Collaboration and Public Outreach
    Kurt Roedel, Oregon Department of Transportation, Salem, OR, USA
Fifth Avenue
Session CRB-2: Understanding Barrier Effects and Crossing Design
Moderator: Christine Maguire, Oregon Department of Transportation
  • Buckshot Versus the Silver Bullet, A Regulatory Perspective: Utilizing Low Cost Wildlife Friendly Designs Everywhere vs. Constructing a Few Expensive Crossings
    Peter Leete, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, St. Paul, MN, USA
  • Landscape Features Associated to Roadkill of Three Mammal Species in the Brazilian Cerrado
    Simone Freitas, Universidade Federal do ABC, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Use of Underpasses by Moose in 2009 and 2010 along Highway 175 in Quebec, Canada: Box Culverts with Natural Floor Can Be a Cost-Effective Passageway
    Yves Leblanc, AECOM Consultants Inc., Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
  • Wildlife Fencing Research for I-90 Snoqualmie Pass East: Not Just an Animal Commitment
    Randy Giles, Washington State Department of Transportation, Union Gap, WA, USA

Grand Crescent

 

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Session SUS-2: Partnerships for Linkages
Moderator: Jen Watkins, Conservation Northwest
  • Where Jaguar and Black Bear Meet: Tracking the Pathway of Temperate and Tropical Species in an International Sky Island Corridor
    Jessica Lamberton, Sky Island Alliance, Tucson, AZ, USA
  • California Central Coast Wildlife Connectivity Project: Identifying and Implementing Connectivity for Wildlife Movement throughout the Central Coast of California
    Tanya Diamond, Connectivity for Wildlife, Los Gatos, CA, USA
  • Biotope Networks: A 20,000 Km Forest Corridor System in Germany
    Mark Hörstermann, BUND Friends Of The Earth Germany, Berlin, Germany
  • Developing and Implementing a Comprehensive Wildlife Monitoring Program for the I-90 Snoqualmie Pass East Project
    Craig Broadhead, Washington State Department of Transportation, Union Gap, WA, USA
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Grand II and Grand Foyer
Refreshment Break
Posters Preview
Visit Sponsor Exhibits
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Grand II

Poster Session 1
Presentations

Session 1 presenters, please take down your posters by 6:00pm before attending the Welcome Reception Dinner.

5:30pm - 7:00pm
Orcas

Green/Gray Infrastructure Leadership Training Development Round Table
6:00pm - 10:00pm
Grand II
Poster Session 2 Presenters Set-up
6:30pm - 9:00pm Welcome Reception Dinner at Seattle Aquarium
1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle
Indoor and outdoor dining spaces on the waterfront.
0.6 mile walk from Westin. Shuttle bus available from 6:00-9:00pm.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011
7:00am – 8:30am
Continental Breakfast - Grand Foyer and Grand II

FHWA State and Resource Agency Liaisons Managers Meeting (by invitation) - Blakely
7:00am – 3:30pm
Grand II

Poster Session 2 Presenters Set-up
7:30am - 5:30pm
Grand Foyer

Registration, Check-in Open
Sponsor Exhibits Open
8:30am - 10:00am Parallel Sessions
Program Tracks Noted by Session Code Numbers
CNT
Connectivity
COM
Construction, Operations and Maintenance
CRB
Crossings and Barriers
SUS
Sustainability

Grand I

 

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Session CNT-3: Habitat Connectivity – Measuring and Planning the Critical Links
Moderator: Barb Aberle, Washington State Department of Transportation
  • Measuring Ecological Change from Transportation Projects
    Kevin Halsey, Parametrix, Portland, OR, USA
  • Maintaining Maya Forest Connectivity in a Changing Landscape: Calakmul Biosphere Reserve and Mexico's Highway 186
    Gerardo Garcia-Contreras and Efraim Acosta-Lugo, Pronatura Peninsula De Yucatan, AC, Yucatan, Mexico
  • Bay Area Critical Linkages: Habitat Connectivity Planning for the San Francisco Bay Area and Beyond
    Kristeen Penrod, Science & Collaboration for Connected Wildlands, Fair Oaks, CA, USA
  • Integrating Habitat Connectivity in WSDOT Practices
    Kelly McAllister, Washington State Department of Transportation, Olympia, WA, USA

Grand Crescent

 

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Session COM-3: Improving Stormwater Management through Better Analysis and Design
Moderator: Carl Ward, Washington State Department of Transportation
  • Analyzing Stormwater Impacts Created by Indirect Effects of Transportation Projects
    Marion Carey, Washington State Department of Transportation, Olympia, WA and Angie Haffie, Washington State Department of Transportation, Vancouver, WA, USA
  • Key Design Issues for Managing Infiltration of Storm Water
    Jim Bailey, Shannon & Wilson, Inc., Seattle, WA, USA
  • Jamaica Bay Watershed, Queens, New York Infrastructure Improvement Project
    Brian Sayre, Dewberry, Parsippany, NJ, and Dana Gumb, New York City Department of Environmental Protection, Flushing, NY, USA
  • Establishing and Maintaining Environmental Compliance in a Sensitive Context
    Chuck Howe, Arizona Department of Transportation, Phoenix, AZ, USA
Vashon
Session CRB-3: Planning and Design Considerations for Small Animals and Herptefauna
Moderator: Mark Bakeman, Washington State Department of Transportation
  • Road Planning and Mitigation Design for Small Animals: Concepts and Applications
    Kimberly Andrews, UGA Savannah River Ecology Lab, Aiken, SC, USA, and Kari Gunson, Eco-Kare International, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
  • Performance of  Wildlife Crossing Enhancements to Existing Roadway Culverts and Bridges in Central Florida
    Stephen Tonjes, Florida Department of Transportation, Deland, FL, and Daniel Smith, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA
  • Design Considerations and Effectiveness of Fencing for Turtles: Three Case Studies along Northeastern New York State Highways
    Tom Langen, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY, USA
  • Standards for Fauna Friendly Culverts
    Marguerite Trocmé, Federal Road Office, Bern, Switzerland

Fifth Avenue

 

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Session SUS-3: Using Context Sensitive Solutions to Deliver Sustainable Projects
Moderator: Christina Martinez, Washington State Department of Transportation
  • Measuring Context Sensitive Solutions Benefits
    Nikiforos Stamatiadis, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA
  • Wildlife Crossings Within the Cultural Landscape of the Flathead Indian Reservation: US 93 from Evaro to Polson, Montana
    Dale Becker, Confederated Salish And Kootenai Tribes, Pablo, MO, USA
  • Sustainability and the Columbia River Crossing Project
    Heather Wills, Oregon Department of Transportation Columbia River Crossing, Vancouver, WA, and Scott Richman, David Evans and Associates, Portland, OR, USA
  • Sustainability In Bridges: The Art and Community of Celebrating our Landscape
    Linda Figg, FIGG, Tallahassee, FL, USA
10:00am - 10:30am
Grand Foyer and Grand II
Refreshment Break
Posters Preview
Visit Sponsor Exhibits
10:30am - noon Parallel Sessions
Program Tracks Noted by Session Code Numbers
CNT
Connectivity
COM
Construction, Operations and Maintenance
CRB
Crossings and Barriers
SUS
Sustainability
Vashon
Session CNT-4: Breaking Down Barriers – Project Level to International Scale
Moderator: Rhonda Brooks, Washington State Department of Transportation
  • Wildlife Crossings Along the Ring Changbai Mountain Scenic Highway, China
    Yun Wang, China Academy of Transportation Sciences, Beijing, China
  • Providing Connectivity Across Roads for Tree-Dwelling Mammals
    Miriam Goosem, James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
  • Targeting Ecological Investigations to Help Select Effective Mitigation Options for Vehicle-Caused Mortality of a Threatened Butterfly
    Catherine de Rivera, Portland State University, Portland, OR, USA
  • Infrastructure Obstruction Profiling: A Method to Analyse Ecological Barriers Formed by Transport Infrastructure
    Bernardino Romano, University of L'Aquila, L'Aquila, Italy
Grand Crescent
Session COM-4: Vegetation Management for Road and Rail Corridors
Moderator: Larry Mattson, Washington State Department of Transportation
  • Railway Environments Produce Ecosystem Services if Managed Properly
    Magnus Stenmark, Faunistica, Jonkoping, Sweden
  • Vegetation Management of the Adirondack Wild, Scenic, and Recreational Railroad Corridor
    Ed Frantz, New York State Department of Transportation, Utica, NY, USA
  • Assemblage Structure of Plant Communities Along the Road Corridor: Rock and Scree Slopes – Planting versus Natural Recolonization?
    Rosalyn Thompson, University College Cork, Co. Cork, Ireland
  • Ecological Restoration of Transportation Projects as a Successful Mitigation Measure
    Sergio Lopez, Grupo Selome SA De CV, Mexico City, Mexico
Grand I
Session CRB-4: Planning and Designing Effective Crossings
Moderator: Kelly McAllister, Washington State Department of Transportation
  • A Regional Ecosystem Framework for Terrestrial and Aquatic Wildlife Along the I-70 Mountain Corridor, Colorado: An Eco-Logical Field Test
    Paige Singer, Rocky Mountain Wild, and Julia Kintsch, ECO-resolutions, LLC, Denver, CO, USA
  • Monitoring Fish and Low-Mobility Vertebrates Along a Major Mountain Highway:  A Snapshot Before Construction of I-90 Wildlife Crossing Structures
    Paul James, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA, USA
  • Elk Movements Associated with Interstate 17 In Northern Arizona
    Jeff Gagnon, Arizona Game and Fish Department, Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • Planning a Wildlife Crossing at the Urban/Rural Interface: Challenges and Opportunities
    Todd Martin, King County Department of Transportation, Seattle, WA, USA

Fifth Avenue

 

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Session SUS-4: Show Me the Money – Effective Mitigation and Costs of Impacts
Moderator: Megan White, Washington State Department of Transportation
  • Ecosystem-Based Protocols for Systematic and Sustainable Roadside Development
    John Walewski, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA
  • Moving Forward, a Review of California's Approaches to the Challenges and Solutions for Successful Regional Advance Mitigation Planning
    James Thorne, University of California, Davis, CA, and Elizabeth O'Donoghue, The Nature Conservancy, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Does Wildlife Transportation Mitigation Make Cents: A Case Study of Highway 3 in the Crowsnest Pass in the Southern Canadian Rockies
    Tracy Lee and Danah Duke, Miistakis Institute, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and Rob Ament, Western Transportation Institute, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, USA
  • Comparing the Ecological and Economic Outcomes of Traditional vs. Programmatic, Multi-Resource Based Mitigation Approaches
    James Kagan, Institute For Natural Resources, Portland, OR, USA
noon - 1:15pm
Grand III
Keynote Speaker Luncheon
1:30pm - 3:00pm Parallel Sessions
Program Tracks Noted by Session Code Numbers
CNT
Connectivity
COM
Construction, Operations and Maintenance
CRB
Crossings and Barriers
SUS
Sustainability
Vashon
Session CNT-5: New Considerations for Habitat Connectivity
Moderator: Alison Berry, University of California, Davis
  • Evolving Towards Sustaining Ecosystem Processes Across Highways: Beyond Deer Fences and Fish Ladders
    Sandra Jacobson, USDA Forest Service, Bend, OR, USA
  • The Balanced Growth Program as a Tool for Implementing Eco-Logical
    Tracy Engle, URS Corporation, Cleveland, OH, USA
  • Should We Worry About Predator-Prey Interactions at Wildlife Crossing Structures?
    Cristina Mata, Universidad Autonoma De Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • Multiuse Overpasses: Does Human Use Impact the Use by Wildlife?
    Edgar Van Der Grift, Alterra WUR, Wageningen, Gelderland, The Netherlands
Fifth Avenue
Session COM-5: Turn It Down! Noise Impacts
Moderator: Emily Teachout, US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Influence of Bridge Structural Arrangement on the Noise Induced by Traffic and its Effect on the Use of the Migration Route by Wildlife
    Marek Foglar, Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Traffic Noise Disturbance in Important Bird Areas in Sweden
    Jan Olof Helldin, Swedish Biodiversity Centre, Uppsala, Sweden
  • Minimizing Impact Pile Driving Hydroacoustic Effects on 14 Species of Endangered Species Act Listed Fish: Tales from a Mega-Project
    Sharon Rainsberry, Columbia River Crossing Project, Vancouver, WA, USA
  • Puget Sounds: A Summary of Recent Underwater and Airborne Noise Measurements from Marine Waters of Washington State
    Jim Laughlin, Washington State Department of Transportation, Shoreline, WA, USA

Grand I

 

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Facilitated Session CRB-5: New Methods, New Materials, New Thinking – Innovations of the ARC International Wildlife Crossing Infrastructure Design Competition
Moderator: Anthony Clevenger, Western Transportation Institute, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, USA

Some of the world’s top engineers, ecologists, and design professionals participated in the ARC competition. Their innovations may transform how we as a society approach the next generation of wildlife crossing infrastructure. This session offers the exciting opportunity to interact directly with members of the ARC finalist teams and see their models which will be on display.

  • Angela Kociolek, Western Transportation Institute, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, USA
  • Rob Torsing, Zwarts & Jansma Architects, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Tiffany Beamer, OLIN, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Janet Rosenberg, Janet Rosenberg + Associates, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Valerie Yaw, Bluegreen (Balmori Associates team), Aspen, CO, USA
  • Rachel Gleeson, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc., Brooklyn, NY, USA
Grand Crescent
Session SUS-5: Delivering Sustainable Infrastructure: Programs and Tools
Moderator: Carol Lee Roalkvam, Washington State Department of Transportation
  • Federal Highway Administration Infrastructure Voluntary Evaluation Sustainability Tool (INVEST)
    Heather Holsinger, USDOT Federal Highway Administration, Washington, DC and Lisa Reid, CH2M HILL, Bellevue, WA, USA
  • Sustainability in Project Delivery
    Margi Bradway and Liz Hormann, Oregon Department of Transportation, Salem, OR, USA
  • Incorporating Sustainability into New York State DOT's Decisions
    Debra Nelson, New York State Department of Transportation, Albany, NY, USA
  • MOSAIC: A Comprehensive Tool for Sustainable Highway Corridor Planning in Maryland
    Lei Zhang, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Grand Foyer and Grand II
Refreshment Break
Posters Preview
Visit Sponsor Exhibits
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Grand II

Poster Session 2
Presentations

Poster Session 2 presenters, please take down your posters by 6:00pm before attending dinner and evening activities.

  Dinner - on your own
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Cascade II
TRB ADC10 and ADC30 Joint Committees Meeting
5:00pm - 7:30pm
Vashon
US Fish and Wildlife Service Biologists Meeting (by invitation)
7:00pm – 10:00pm TRB ADC10 Committee Meeting - Cascade I-A

TRB ADC30 Committee Meeting - Cascade I-C

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011
  Breakfast - on your own
7:30am - 5:30pm
Check-in at Westin Lobby
Field Trips hosted by Washington State Department of Transportation
  • Please note the bus boarding and departure times for each trip. Buses will depart promptly at the departure times listed below.
  • Meet in the Westin Lobby to check-in prior to boarding.
  • Lunch and snacks will be provided during each trip.
  Dinner - on your own
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Grand Crescent

Special Presentation: Infrastructure Development in Protected Areas in Africa: Ecological Impact of the Proposed Serengeti Road
Michelle Gadd, Program Officer, Africa Programs,  Division of International Conservation,  US Fish and Wildlife Service, Arlington, VA, USA

In 2010, Tanzania announced a plan to build a public road across the Serengeti National Park. This area of northern Serengeti is one of the last roadless wilderness areas in savanna Africa, is the site of the migration of 1.5 million wildebeest and zebra, and provides critical habitat to rare species including the black rhino and African wild dog. Dr. Michelle Gadd, a USFWS wildlife biologist with 14 years field experience in East and Southern Africa, has been asked to advise other US government agencies, international donors and UNESCO on the ecological impact the proposed road would have. She is a co-author of the October 2010 Nature paper which brought international attention to the issue. She will present a slideshow on the ecology of the Serengeti, a synopsis of impacts observed on migrations elsewhere, and an update on the situation. All ICOET participants are welcome to attend.

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Thursday, August 25, 2011
  Breakfast - on your own
7:00am - 12:30pm
Grand Foyer
Registration and Check-in Open
Sponsor Exhibits Open
8:30am - 10:00am Parallel Sessions
Program Tracks Noted by Session Code Numbers
CNT
Connectivity
COM
Construction, Operations and Maintenance
CRB
Crossings and Barriers
SUS
Sustainability
Fifth Avenue
Session CNT-6: Sustaining Hydrologic Connections
Moderator: Bill Ruediger, Wildlife Consulting Resources
  • WSDOT Fish Passage Program
    Jon Peterson, Washington State Department of Transportation, and Susan Cierbiej, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Olympia, WA, USA
  • Critical Linkages: Assessing Connectivity Restoration Potential for Culvert Replacement, Dam Removal and Construction of Wildlife Passage Structures in Massachusetts
    Scott Jackson, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA
  • Maintaining Hydrologic Connectivity Across I-90 East of Snoqualmie Pass
    Rob Schanz, Washington State Department of Transportation, Olympia, WA, USA
  • Real-Time Data Acquisition for the Monitoring of River Water Quality During Motorway Construction in Ireland
    Letizia Cocchiglia, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Vashon
Session COM-6: Unwelcome Guests: Invasives and Pests
Moderator: Joseph Burns, USDA Forest Service
  • Invasive Alien Species Introductions with International Trade and Domestic Transportation: Identifying Primary Vectors and Cross-border Pathways in North America
    Denys Yemshanov, Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada
  • Managing Invasive Species Risks for Bridge Pontoons Stored in Estuaries
    Philip Bloch, Washington State Department of Transportation, Seattle, WA, USA
  • Evaluating the Forest Pest Invasion Potential of Trade-Related and Recreational Transportation Pathways
    Frank Koch, USDA Forest Service, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA and Denys Yemshanov, Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada
  • USDA-APHIS Wildlife Services Bridging the Migratory Bird Gap for Oregon Department of Transportation
    Diane Winterboer, USDA-APHIS Wildlife Services, Portland, OR, USA
Grand Crescent
Session CRB-6: Road Effects on Biodiversity and Species
Moderator: Joanne Schuett-Hames, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Population and Evolutionary Consequences of Roads on Two Amphibians
    Steven Brady, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
  • Genetic Differentiation of Selected Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina) Populations in Fragmented Habitats, and a Comparison of Road-based Mortality Rates to Population Size
    Susan Hagood, The Humane Society of the United States, Washington, DC, USA
  • The Influence of Roadkill on Protected Species and Other Wildlife in Lithuania
    Linas Balciauskas, Nature Research Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • How Important is Infrastructure for the Conservation of Threatened Biodiversity? A Case Study of Red-Listed Species in Sweden
    Jörgen Wissman, Swedish Biodiversity Centre, Uppsala, Sweden

Grand I

 

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Session SUS-6: Landscape Scale Planning for Transportation and Conservation
Moderator: Jason Smith, Washington State Department of Transportation
  • Integrating Transportation Planning, Conservation, and Regulatory Actions
    Roberta Gerson, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Sacramento, CA, USA
  • Road Ecology Status in China: The Effect of Roads on Wildlife and Corresponding Solutions
    Qi-Lin Li, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
  • Large Scale Infrastructure and Spatial Planning - A Landscape Approach: The Götaland Line Example
    Henrik Wahlman, Swedish Transportation Administration, Jonkoping, Sweden
  • California High Speed Rail: Early Agency Coordination for Enhanced Environmental Benefit
    Clifton Meek and Sarvy Mahdavi, US EPA Region 9, San Francisco, CA, USA
10:00am - 10:30am
Grand Foyer
Refreshment Break to Visit Sponsor Exhibits

10:30am - noon
Grand I

 

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Plenary
Facilitated Session: Eco-Logical in Action

Moderator: Mary Gray, USDOT Federal Highway Administration, Olympia, WA, USA

Through "Eco-Logical in Action," conference attendees will learn how to successfully implement the Eco-Logical approach in a variety of settings, using lessons derived from the FHWA Eco-Logical grant program and related research. Most importantly, this session will stress the value of considering the larger ecosystem in infrastructure planning and highlight how this type of planning can and should be used in a variety of applications.
  • Julianne Schwarzer, USDOT Volpe Center, Cambridge, MA, USA
  • Gabe Epperson, Envision Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • David Leopold, Chicago Department of Transportation, Chicago, IL, USA
  • Deb Wambach, Montana Department of Transportation, Helena, MT, USA
noon - 12:30pm
Grand I
Conference Wrap-up
  • Paul J. Wagner, ICOET Conference Chair, Washington State Department of Transportation, Olympia, WA, USA
  • Debra Nelson, ICOET Chair-Elect, New York State Department of Transportation, Albany, NY, USA
  End of conference. Lunch - on your own
1:00pm - 4:00pm

FHWA Transportation Liaisons Meeting (by invitation) - Grand Crescent

USDA Forest Service Round Table - Vashon

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