Highways for Habitat

Another bill the legislature passed this year sets up Highways for Habitat.

“The commissioner must establish a highways for habitat program to enhance roadsides with pollinator and other wildlife habitat and vegetative buffers.”

State roadside managers will be mandated to use integrated vegetation management practices and plant habitat for birds, pollinators and wildlife, for erosion control and pollution buffers. Our hope is to extend this program in the future to allow county and local roadways to voluntarily apply for funding to install roadside habitat.