Funding mitigation measures, whether they are large wildlife crossing structures or simple retrofits, is a concern to land managers as well as transportation planners. It is important to realize that mitigation measures on highways are very expensive in absolute terms, but are often proportional to the costs of other structures on highway projects.
Funding can come from many sources and can change annually from state to state with each new surface transportation bill. Special grants or other opportunities are also important funding sources to consider.
This document is designed for FLMA and helps explain the different pots of money available to accomplish certain natural resource objectives. While some of it is outdated, it still has considerable value in explaining how the funding process works.
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