February 16: “Local Government Planning for Wildlife and Mobility Across Transportation Corridors” with Andy Hough, Environmental Resource Coordinator, Douglas County Open Space & Natural Resources
Have you ever wondered how Colorado wildlife can navigate across major transportation corridors along the Front Range? Major highways like Interstate-25 have approximately 200,000 cars passing through per day, while they intersect with some significant wildlife corridors and migration routes for key species like bears, elk, pronghorn, and mule deer. Douglas County Open Space has developed some innovative tools to conserve wildlife habitat and provide mobility across major transportation corridors. These tools can be used to help build a robust wildlife system and then protect, leverage, and expand it in land use and transportation planning decisions. These concepts are presented in the context of Douglas County’s efforts in building such a system over the last 25 years and how this system paid big dividends in securing large wildlife passage structures in the I-25 and US Highway 85 expansion projects.
Andy has had a diverse professional background including working as an Army Artillery Liaison Officer; District Wildlife Manager with the Colorado Division of Wildlife; Resources Specialist, Land Use Administrator, Environmental Sustainability Coordinator and Zoning Compliance Supervisor for Douglas County Planning. He is currently employed as the Environmental Resources Coordinator for Douglas County Open Space & Natural Resources. Andy has professional experience in wildlife management, habitat and ecosystem restoration, environmental regulatory compliance, land use, law enforcement, leadership, agricultural research and plant propagation. He has a BS in biology from the University of South Florida in Tampa and has completed graduate coursework toward a MA in political science-public policy at the University of Colorado-Denver.
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Dial by phone: 877 853 5247
Webinar ID: 821 2515 5838