Environmental Planning


The Environmental Planning Group's Biological Resources Program is comprised of biologists and specialists in three sections: the Biology Team, Roadside Resources and the Wildlife Connectivity program. Our primary mission is evaluating sensitive species, developing appropriate conservation measures and completing necessary Endangered Species Act Section 7 consultation. We also coordinate the biological components of ADOT projects and operations with land managing and resource agencies and Arizona tribes. Our core vision is merging sensitive species issues, vegetation management and wildlife connectivity to streamline project development and create an efficient, cost effective project delivery and operations system.

Maps for Biologist and Herbicide/Invasive Species Contacts

Biological Guidance and Scoping

The biological Guidance and Scoping section will provide consultant practitioners the necessary links for the preparation and completion of project Biological Evaluation reports.

Biological Report Templates

The Biological Report Templates section will assist practitioners in the preparation of project Biological Evaluation reports.

From the ADOT Blog

Follow biologists locating, and relocating, chuckwallas for South Mountain Freeway

Oct. 4, 2017

Capturing chuckwallas is no easy task. We saw that ourselves recently when we followed biologists … Full Story

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A tale fit for Halloween ADOT's bat man to the rescue

Oct. 31, 2016

Just in time for Halloween, we have a not-so-scary tale of bats, a bridge project and an ADOT biologist … Full story ...

ADOT works to safeguard wildlife along state highways

April 29, 2016

It's no secret that: (1) the Arizona desert is home to many types of animals; and (2) ADOT builds highways … Full story ...

SR 89A Oak Creek bank protection project is underway

June 2, 2015

It’s not all roads and bridges, here at ADOT. Sometimes the projects we take on include stabilizing the areas near a highway … Full story ...

Nesting birds are protected during construction

May 26, 2015

Typically, we’re asked about driver licenses, project timelines, vehicle registration and even ramp meters, but we hardly ever get questions about bird nests … Full story ...

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Civil Rights

Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other nondiscrimination laws and authorities, ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Persons that require a reasonable accommodation based on language or disability should contact ADOT’s Civil Rights Office at civilrightsoffice@azdot.gov. Requests should be made as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the accommodation.

De acuerdo con el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés) y otras normas y leyes antidiscriminatorias, el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT) no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, edad o discapacidad. Las personas que requieran asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto con la Oficina de Derechos Civiles de ADOT en civilrightsoffice@azdot.gov. Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más antes posible para asegurar que el Estado tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.