Wildlife and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

A Toolkit for Developing Effective Projects Under the Federal Wildlife Crossings Pilot Program

In November 2021, Congress passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, now referred to as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which includes multiple provisions related to conserving fish and wildlife. One of the most exciting elements of this historic legislation is a dedicated $350 million competitive grant program called the Wildlife Crossings Pilot Program. 

Crossing Toolkit CoverIn order to assist eligible applicants and partners to understand and take advantage of these new funding and policy opportunities, the Center for Large Landscape Conservation’s Corridors & Crossings Program has created “A Toolkit for Developing Effective Projects Under the Federal Wildlife Crossings Pilot Program.” 

The document provides: 
  • An overview of the Wildlife Crossings Pilot Program and other fish and wildlife provisions in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
  • Suggestions for how applicants and their partners can engage 
  • Best practices, examples, and resources for designing effective wildlife crossing projects in accordance with each of the grant application criterion of the Wildlife Crossings Pilot Program 

Federal agencies, including the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), have already begun to implement the new statute so now is the ideal time to start planning to apply for a grant under the new program. 

The Center will provide additional information, guidance, and resources on this page as they become available. For questions, contact Kylie Paul, Road Ecologist, at kylie@largelandscapes.org or Anna Wearn, Director of Government Affairs, at anna@largelandscapes.org

 

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.53847/PZNN2279

Photo: Nevada Department of Wildlife

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