International Conference on Ecology & Transportation Pooled Fund

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General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(499)
Lead Organization: Washington State Department of Transportation
Solicitation Number: 1573
Partners: AZDOT, ID, NV, NY, TX, WA
Status: Cleared by FHWA
Est. Completion Date:
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Sep 02, 2022
Contract End Date:
Financial Summary
Contract Amount:
Total Commitments Received: $54,000.00
100% SP&R Approval: Approved
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Jon Peterson
peterjn@wsdot.wa.gov
Phone: 360-705-7499
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Patricia Sergeson
Patricia.sergeson@dot.gov
Phone: 202-493-3166
Study Champion(s): Jon Peterson
peterjn@wsdot.wa.gov
Phone: 360-705-7499
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Arizona Department of Transportation 2023 $5,000.00 Kristin Gade Angela Estrada (602) 712-8316 aringorestrada@azdot.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2023 $4,000.00 Wendy Terlizzi Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Nevada Department of Transportation 2023 $4,000.00 Nova Simpson Ken Chambers (775) 888-7220 kchambers@dot.state.nv.us
New York State Department of Transportation 2023 $30,000.00 Alexandra VonBieberstein Gail Carpenter 518-457-8083 Gail.Carpenter@dot.ny.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2023 $6,000.00 Clover Clamons Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2023 $5,000.00 Paul Wagner Jon Peterson 360-705-7499 peterjn@wsdot.wa.gov

Study Description

There have been twelve biennial International Conferences on Ecology and Transportation (ICOET) since its origin in 1999. The most recent conference was the largest to date, entirely virtual due to the Covid Pandemic held in September 2021 and entirely hosted by the ICOET Steering Committee with assistance from the Road Ecology Center at the University of California – Davis (UC Davis). This pooled fund will support the next conference in June of 2023 that will be a hybrid conference with the in-person part occurring in Burlington, Vermont.

ICOET continues to serve as an invaluable conduit for transportation and ecology professionals to share applicable research and best practices, and to transfer knowledge between experienced practitioners and future leaders.

The ICOET program includes podium presentations, posters on current research, field trips, and exhibits on topics of interest to researchers, biologists, engineers, planners, project managers, administrators, and policy makers. The folks that regularly attend ICOET represent hundreds of professionals that work for government, Tribal, academic, non-governmental and private industry from the United States and other countries. The 2021 conference had 581 participants from 29 countries.

This new pooled fund will supersede the previous pooled fund (TPF 5-452) that was completed on December 31, 2021.

Objectives

Provide one ICOET Conference in 2023 for communication, technology transfer and information sharing among transportation professionals on ecology issues and transportation. The ICOET Conference for 2023 will be in Vermont cohosted by the Vermont Agency of Transportation and the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, with support from FHWA and organized by the Road Ecology Center at the UC Davis.  There will also be a hybrid component to the conference that folks can attend virtually.

Building on the 2021 ICOET Conference this 12th biennial conference in 2023 will:

• Bring experts around the world to exchange knowledge & best practices on the interrelationship of ecology & transportation.

• The sharing of ideas through presentations, panel discussion, breaks, lunches, receptions, and field trips.

• Expand the shared knowledge and learn about the cutting edge of science on the topic of ecology and transportation.

Scope of Work

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will serve as the lead state to carry out this pooled fund. The Road Ecology Center at UC Davis will organize the ICOET conference for 2023. The ICOET Steering Committee and FHWA will be assisting WSDOT and the Road Ecology Center in support of the ICOET Conference.

Project Team:

Contract Manager: Jon Peterson, WSDOT Research & Library Services, peterjn@wsdot.wa.gov

Technical Lead: Paul Wagner, WSDOT Biology Program Manager, wagnerp@wsdot.wa.gov

Conference Lead:  Fraser Shilling, UC Davis, fmshilling@ucdavis.edu

Comments

Each pooled fund partner agency will have one representative on the Pooled Fund Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and as such will be a partner in TAC conference calls. The TAC conference calls will serve to update the partners on the planning activities for the ICOET conference and to collect feedback for the conference planners. The anticipated start date for the pooled fund is November 1, 2022, and the estimated completion date is December 31, 2023.

 

There is no suggested minimum commitment, however a commitment of $4,000 will allow for 2 free in person registrations and a commitment of $2,000 will allow for 1 free in person registration for the conference in Vermont.   There will be one free online attendance for each $1,000 from pooled fund partners. 

Partners may include government agencies, private sector entities and international partners. The minimum funding required to support this pooled fund is $20,000 from all the partners.

We will be asking for a 100% waiver of the non-Federal funding match for SP&R-Subpart B to use SPR-B funds.


Documents Attached
Title File/Link Type Privacy Download
TPF-5(499) Acceptance Letter TPF-5(499) Acceptance Memo.pdf Memorandum Public
Documents Attached
Title File/Link Type Privacy Download
Approval SPR Waiver Memo State Led Approval SPR Waiver Memo1573.pdf Memorandum Public

International Conference on Ecology & Transportation Pooled Fund

General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(499)
Lead Organization: Washington State Department of Transportation
Solicitation Number: 1573
Partners: AZDOT, ID, NV, NY, TX, WA
Status: Cleared by FHWA
Est. Completion Date:
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Sep 02, 2022
Contract End Date:
Financial Summary
Contract Amount:
Total Commitments Received: $54,000.00
100% SP&R Approval:
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Jon Peterson
peterjn@wsdot.wa.gov
Phone: 360-705-7499
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Patricia Sergeson
Patricia.sergeson@dot.gov
Phone: 202-493-3166
Commitments by Organizations
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Arizona Department of Transportation 2023 $5,000.00 Kristin Gade Angela Estrada (602) 712-8316 aringorestrada@azdot.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2023 $4,000.00 Wendy Terlizzi Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Nevada Department of Transportation 2023 $4,000.00 Nova Simpson Ken Chambers (775) 888-7220 kchambers@dot.state.nv.us
New York State Department of Transportation 2023 $30,000.00 Alexandra VonBieberstein Gail Carpenter 518-457-8083 Gail.Carpenter@dot.ny.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2023 $6,000.00 Clover Clamons Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2023 $5,000.00 Paul Wagner Jon Peterson 360-705-7499 peterjn@wsdot.wa.gov

Study Description

Study Description

There have been twelve biennial International Conferences on Ecology and Transportation (ICOET) since its origin in 1999. The most recent conference was the largest to date, entirely virtual due to the Covid Pandemic held in September 2021 and entirely hosted by the ICOET Steering Committee with assistance from the Road Ecology Center at the University of California – Davis (UC Davis). This pooled fund will support the next conference in June of 2023 that will be a hybrid conference with the in-person part occurring in Burlington, Vermont.

ICOET continues to serve as an invaluable conduit for transportation and ecology professionals to share applicable research and best practices, and to transfer knowledge between experienced practitioners and future leaders.

The ICOET program includes podium presentations, posters on current research, field trips, and exhibits on topics of interest to researchers, biologists, engineers, planners, project managers, administrators, and policy makers. The folks that regularly attend ICOET represent hundreds of professionals that work for government, Tribal, academic, non-governmental and private industry from the United States and other countries. The 2021 conference had 581 participants from 29 countries.

This new pooled fund will supersede the previous pooled fund (TPF 5-452) that was completed on December 31, 2021.

Objectives

Provide one ICOET Conference in 2023 for communication, technology transfer and information sharing among transportation professionals on ecology issues and transportation. The ICOET Conference for 2023 will be in Vermont cohosted by the Vermont Agency of Transportation and the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, with support from FHWA and organized by the Road Ecology Center at the UC Davis.  There will also be a hybrid component to the conference that folks can attend virtually.

Building on the 2021 ICOET Conference this 12th biennial conference in 2023 will:

• Bring experts around the world to exchange knowledge & best practices on the interrelationship of ecology & transportation.

• The sharing of ideas through presentations, panel discussion, breaks, lunches, receptions, and field trips.

• Expand the shared knowledge and learn about the cutting edge of science on the topic of ecology and transportation.

Scope of Work

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will serve as the lead state to carry out this pooled fund. The Road Ecology Center at UC Davis will organize the ICOET conference for 2023. The ICOET Steering Committee and FHWA will be assisting WSDOT and the Road Ecology Center in support of the ICOET Conference.

Project Team:

Contract Manager: Jon Peterson, WSDOT Research & Library Services, peterjn@wsdot.wa.gov

Technical Lead: Paul Wagner, WSDOT Biology Program Manager, wagnerp@wsdot.wa.gov

Conference Lead:  Fraser Shilling, UC Davis, fmshilling@ucdavis.edu

Comments

Each pooled fund partner agency will have one representative on the Pooled Fund Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and as such will be a partner in TAC conference calls. The TAC conference calls will serve to update the partners on the planning activities for the ICOET conference and to collect feedback for the conference planners. The anticipated start date for the pooled fund is November 1, 2022, and the estimated completion date is December 31, 2023.

 

There is no suggested minimum commitment, however a commitment of $4,000 will allow for 2 free in person registrations and a commitment of $2,000 will allow for 1 free in person registration for the conference in Vermont.   There will be one free online attendance for each $1,000 from pooled fund partners. 

Partners may include government agencies, private sector entities and international partners. The minimum funding required to support this pooled fund is $20,000 from all the partners.

We will be asking for a 100% waiver of the non-Federal funding match for SP&R-Subpart B to use SPR-B funds.


Title File/Link Type Private
TPF-5(499) Acceptance Letter TPF-5(499) Acceptance Memo.pdf Memorandum Public
Title File/Link Type Private
Approval SPR Waiver Memo State Led Approval SPR Waiver Memo1573.pdf Memorandum Public

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