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TRB Webinar: Implementing and Evaluating Wildlife Crossings


Date(s)
April 14, 2022 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
$100.00
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
1.50 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 0.00 hour(s)
AICP: 1.50 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)
Details

Wildlife connectivity initiatives received new support in the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Frequently, highway conditions expose wild animals and drivers to collisions, injuries, and death, which state departments of transportation mitigate through wildlife crossings structures. TRB will host a webinar on Thursday, April 14, 2022 from 3:00-4:30 PM Eastern that will discuss implementation and evaluation of effective wildlife crossing structures. Presenters will discuss balancing economic, engineering, and ecological considerations decisions, including non-structural ways to reduce wildlife-vehicle conflict. They will discuss how agencies are using these structures to reduce environmental impacts and improve road safety.

This webinar is sponsored by the TRB Standing Technical Committee on Environmental Analysis and Ecology.

Registration is free for employees of TRB sponsors as well as Titanium and Cobalt Global Affiliates. The registration rate for all other attendees is $100. Sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information. Contact Patrice Davenport to inquire about becoming a TRB sponsor or global affiliate organization.

A recording will be sent to all registrants after the webinar.


Webinar agenda and presenters

  1. Spatial and economic decision-support for placement and type of structures: Fraser Shilling, University of California, Davis
  2. Engineering wildlife crossings at large scales: Andrew Runk, Contech Engineered Solutions
  3. Effectiveness of large wildlife crossing structure systems: Glen Kalisz, Washington State Department of Transportation
  4. Question and answer session: Fraser Shilling, University of California, Davis

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Make objective engineering, economic, and engineering decisions to implement effective wildlife crossings
  2. Identify engineering solutions to meet environmental and safety needs for wildlife crossings at large scales
  3. Determine the effectiveness of different crossing structure systems at large scales

 

Professional Development Hour Information

Professional engineers (PEs) who register and attend the entire webinar as an individual will be awarded 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs). TRB’s webinar program awards PDH credits only to the registered individual, and not to other members of a group that view the webinar together. To be eligible for the credits, individuals must remain signed in for the entire webinar, including for any question and answer session following the presentations.

Please check with your licensing board to ensure that TRB webinar PDHs are approved by your board.

TRB will report credits earned to the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Complaints about registered providers may be sent to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, D.C., 20005.

American Institute of Certified Planners Certification Maintenance Credits

This webinar is approved by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits. Please make sure that you register for this session and log in using the link that TRB provides to your email account. We use this as your record that you attended this session. TRB only maintains the records of attendees who use their email address to log into the webinar, and cannot verify attendance of individuals who view the webinar without personally logging into the session. Please visit the Certification Maintenance section of APA’s website to claim your credits.

If you have problems reporting your CM credits or have general questions about the CM program, please contact AICP.

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