Wildlife and Roads: Decision Guide Step 3

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Step 3 Step 3.1 Step 3.2 Step 3.3

Step 3.0 is a decision node because it is the point in the process where all the information from Step 2.0 is integrated into the larger planning and decision-making process. If the planning level is controlled by the NEPA process, then Step 3.0 would correspond to the Record of Decision or Decision Notice. Each agency will have its own process for this and it is outside the scope of this work to detail the processes involved. The major product of Step 3.0 is some form of decision on the mitigation appropriate for the project.

After a decision has been made, implementation is the next major step. An implementation plan can help ensure that decisions are successfully implemented in the spirit of the planners. Steps 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3 are designed to help ensure the intention of the hard work accomplished in previous steps is captured for the implementation phase.

This Decision Guide is designed primarily for decisions wherein wildlife crossing structures are selected as the preferred mitigation type. If your team chose an alternative form of mitigation, some aspects of the following Steps 3.0, 4.0 and 5.0 may not apply.

Decision Guide Overview Step 1: Resource Evaluation Step 2: Identify Solutions Step 3: Select & Create Plan Step 4: Construction Step 5: Monitor & Evaluate