Canyons, Crossroads, Connections
Meeting Today's Transportation Ecology Challenges
with Innovative Science & Sustainable Solutions
The seventh biennial ICOET conference was held June 23-27, 2013 in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.
ICOET is the foremost multi-disciplinary, inter-agency supported conference addressing the broad range of ecological issues related to transportation systems. Experts in transportation development, related scientific study, policy issues, and administrative processes gather at ICOET to share the most current research information, quality applications, and best practices that can enhance both the project development process and the ecological sustainability of transportation systems.
The ICOET program includes presentations for all transportation modes and topics of interest to attendees – researchers, biologists, engineers, planners, project managers, administrators, and policy makers representing government, Tribal, academic, nongovernmental, and private industry organizations. More than 500 professionals from all 50 United States and over 20 other countries attend ICOET.
ICOET 2013 was co-hosted by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and supported by ADOT partner organizations including the Arizona Game & Fish Department. Arizona is a national leader in successfully addressing many challenges concerning transportation and the environment.
Field trips organized by ADOT and its partners showcased award-winning projects and on-going research addressing sustainable transportation solutions for wildlife, habitat, and ecosystems. The remarkable variety of landscapes and species found in the "Grand Canyon State" also provided a unique location and learning experience for ICOET participants.
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