Welcome to Roadside Vegetation Management!
It is ITD's mission to be responsible land managers and neighbors, conduct responsible stewardship priactices on state highways and interstates and reduce negative impacts to our environment.
ITD promotes a comprehensive and integrated vegetation management program that preserves biological diversity and natural habitats by protecting and improving air and water quality, preserving wetlands, minimizing adverse roadside visual impacts, enhancing natural beauty, preserving protected biological species, preserving archaeological and historical sites, and managing noxious and invasive species.
ITD is committed to find ways to minimize human activity and disturbance to the natural environment and ensure activities are conducted harmoniously with preserving natural diversity.
This is achieved by promoting Best Management Practices (BMP's) for construction and maintenance projects, reintroducing more native vegetation and restoring native habitats, and complying with applicable federal, state, and local laws.
The site consists of:
- Invasive Species Management: This page explains how ITD manages noxious weeds along Idaho roadsides.
- Native Vegetation: This page contains an overview of the integrated vegetation management program of native species to Idaho.
- Research and Partnerships: Information on current and past research projects and partnership information.
- Research Report: Native Plants for Roadside Revegetation: Field Evaluations and Best Practices Identification.
- Native Plants for Roadside Handbook (pdf)
- Idaho Roadside Revegetation Handbook (pdf)
- Wetland Vegetation:aquatic habitats and transitional areas, sandwiched between permanently flooded deepwater environments and well drained uplands. They generally include swamps, marshes, bogs, and similar areas that are saturated by surface or groundwater and supports vegetation adapted for life in saturated conditions. This page contains an overview of wetland categories and the Clean Water Act.
- Threatened and Endangered Species: species identified under the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) for the purpose of preserving, protecting, and enhancing the state's natural resources while operating, maintaining, and improving the state's transportation system. This page contains information on Idaho's proposed, listed and candidate species, as well as other environmental references.
- Environmental: This is the main site that contains environmental related topics.
For additional information, contact Cathy Ford, Roadside Programs Coordinator, at (208) 334-8416.
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