Environmental Consultations Report
OKI’s reports on Environmental Consultations in Regional Transportation Planning include:
- maps and data on the region’s most significant (and least impaired) environmental resources,
- insights from local and state agencies on how to better protect environmental resources from the impacts of transportation projects and related development (so that mitigation and costly environmental impacts might be avoided) and
- suggestions for reducing project-level impacts and cumulative effects of transportation improvements and development trends and practices.
Environmental Consultations are intended to result in better decisions and lower costs for improving transportation and how development occurs.
Download 2011 Consultations | Download 2012 Consultations
”Interest in conserving natural resources is increasing because of the economic angle – protection is in the interest of the pocketbook. The cost of replacing or restoring natural resources should make it a no-brainer to see the need to protect them.” Local agency participant in OKI Environmental Consultations, 2011
Open space conservation is not an expense but an investment that produces important economic benefits. Will Rogers, President, Trust for Public Land