Limit road construction in important habitats
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Limiting road construction is a legislative intervention requiring that impacted species or habitats be considered at the planning stages of road or service corridors. It may include preventing road construction altogether, or changing the road design to avoid key habitats. For example, a case study in North Carolina, USA suggested that a road was moved 100 m to avoid a timber rattlesnake Crotalus horridus rookery and a high density of eastern box turtles Terrapene carolina (Andrews et al. 2006).
Andrews K.M., Gibbons J.W. & Jochimsen D.M. (2006) Literature synthesis of the effects of roads and vehicles on amphibians and reptiles. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), US Department of Transportation, Report No. FHWA-HEP-08-005. Washington, D.C.