​​​​​​​​​​​​​Welcome to the Subcommittee on Natural Resources

​Contact Us
Chair: Jane Hann, CO​
Vice Chair: Judy Gates, ME
Research Coordinator: Ken Stone, WA; Kris Gade, AZ
AASHTO Liaison: Bryan Hong​

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The Subcommittee looks at numerous issues through the following goals.  Please check back for further updates.

Goal 1: Inform State transportation agencies on emerging regulations and legislative actions, so that they are able to influence national policy and improve implementation of programs

  • Form a transportation consensus and actively participate at the federal level in implementation of Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, Migratory Bird Act, and other regulations and legislative reauthorizations.
  • Renew regulation to determine impacts and attempt to influence a change in policy direction, as appropriate.

Goal 2: Target, on an annual basis, the committee's efforts, to a minimum of 2 emerging issues, operating activities and technologies of particular importance to member departments. These may include natural resources issues such as:

Storm Water Runoff and nonpoint source pollution
Endangered Species
Habitat Conservation Planning
Watershed Management
Migratory Birds 
Indirect and Cumulative Impacts.

Goal 3: Disseminate BMP's to member states

  • Establish a task force to develop BMPs

Goal 4: Assess the Sub-committee's accomplishments as part of the Spring Meeting

Current Work

Please check back for information on work the subcommittee is performing, including Critical Habitat and the Stormwater Work Group.