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TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Report S2-C06-RW-3: Practitioner’s Guide to the Integrated Ecological Framework explores ways to apply ecological principles early in the planning and programming process of highway capacity improvements to inform environmental reviews and permitting.

The guide is part three of a four-volume set. Other volumes in the set include:

A supplemental report, Integrated Ecological Framework Outreach Project, documents the techniques used to disseminate the project's results into practitioner communities and provides technical assistance and guidance to those agencies piloting the products.

The primary product of these complementary efforts is the Integrated Ecological Framework (IEF). The IEF is a step-by-step process guiding the integration of transportation and ecological planning. Each step of the IEF is supported by a database of case studies, data, methods, and tools. The IEF is available through the Transportation for Communities – Advancing Projects through Partnerships (TCAPP) website.

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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2013. Practitioner’s Guide to the Integrated Ecological Framework. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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