Scenic Byways - Information for Professionals and Friends
America's Byways®, The National Scenic Byways Program
Administered by the Federal Highway Administration
Birding on Byways
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with the National Scenic Byways Program to improve bird watching along America’s Scenic Byways. The links to the materials below provide more information about that effort.
New Byway Designation
There is no regular cycle for new byway designations. The last two nominations calls and designations were in 2005 and 2009. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) puts out a call for nominations on its Web site http://bywaysonline.org Information on the designation process is also posted on this page. A State Scenic Byways Agency, an Indian tribe, or a Federal land management agency may submit nominations to the Federal Highway Administration. After the call for nominations has closed, the FHWA convenes a panel of experts to recommend additions to the family of America’s Byways®. In order to be considered for National Scenic Byway designation, a route must already be a designated State Scenic Byway.
Questions? Contact the appropriate regional FWS transportation coordinator http://www.fws.gov/refuges/roads/contacts.html or the Service’s Scenic Byways coordinator, Nathan Caldwell, at Nathan_Caldwell@fws.gov, 703-358-2205.