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Publication Number:  FHWA-HRT-17-008     Date:  December 2017
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-17-008
Date: December 2017


Evaluation of Promoting Roadside Revegetation: An Integrated Approach to Establishing Native Plants

5. Conclusions

This evaluation focused on themes of implementation, outcomes, and communication. In implementation terms, the evaluation reported evidence suggesting that practitioners have at least used Roadside Revegetation practices to reinforce their own native revegetation specifications and policies, if not having adopted them where practicable.(1) The evaluation also identified outcomes that the use of Roadside Revegetation have had for each agency that implemented them. The survey and interview results were used to gain an understanding of outcomes. For the most part, Roadside Revegetation has led to improved environmental, cost, and visitor experience outcomes.

Nevertheless, despite having been well received internationally and domestically as evidenced by feedback and peer-reviewed citation, it became apparent that additional outreach and accompanying training could help further promote awareness and use of the revegetation resources. An effective revitalized outreach effort could be similar to what occurred when Roadside Revegetation was first published, given the positive feedback that the initial outreach and marketing garnered.(1)



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