Transportation Planning

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Federal Land Highways are developing Long Range Transportation Plans (LRTP) to make the best use of available transportation funds to meet the goals of the National Wildlife Refuge System. The plans are consistent with planning by state transportation departments and metropolitan planning councils; they will also be integrated with Comprehensive Conservation Plans on each refuge. The LRTPs will also contribute to planning for climate change.

The LRTP for the Alaska Region (Region 7) is being developed as a multi-agency LRTP with the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management together withthe Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. For more information, see the Planning Update 1 for October 2009 (.3.67 MB PDF)

Planning Update 1 October 2009

The LRTP for the Pacific Region (Region 1) is being developed as a pilot to be used for LRTPs to come. The R1 LRTP is scheduled for completion by March 31, 2010.

Click on the image below to see the first planning update for the LRTP. (2.5 MB PDF)

For more information on the Region One LRTP contact Jeff Holm, the Region One Transportation Coordinator at (503) 231-2161 or

For more information on the Service's Long Range Transportation Planning efforts, contact Nathan Caldwell, in the Service's National Transportation Program at (703) 358-2205 or Watch this page for updates on the National Long Range Transportation Plan and future LRTPs as other regions begin their transportation planning process.

Transportation Planning Guidebooks