California Department of Transportation

Environmental Impact Mitigation Research


  • To develop and implement new techniques for forecasting and mitigating environmental impacts from transportation projects and to bring the benefits of other environmental research efforts to Caltrans personnel.



Biotic Impact

  • Identify Rare Species
  • Wildlife Crossing/Habitat Connectivity
  • Landscape Genetics

Abiotic Impact

  • Air and Noise Impact
  • Stormwater Management
  • Hydrology and Geomorphology

Climate Change Research

  • Reduce Greenhouse Gasses
  • Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment
  • Adaptation to Climate Change

Road Attributes Research

  • Road and Traffic Safety
  • Road Surfaces
  • Engineering Structures

Geospatial Data Research

  • Geospatial Mapping

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Environmental Impact Mitigation Research Themes