Environmental Planning

Biology

ADOT Roadside Vegetation Management Guidelines
Roadside Vegetation Management Guidelines Cover

These guidelines provide an overview of best practices for roadside vegetation management activities for staff across the state. Each guideline contains information on the purpose of the activity, planning the activity, coordination within ADOT and with external agencies ahead of undertaking the work, and best practices for the work.  

  • Appendix A and the Recovery Zone Poster illustrate the recovery zone and sightlines and how the recovery zone size varies with design speed.
  • Appendix B defines the roadway prism, which is an important concept for environmental compliance and maintenance work orders.
  • Appendix C and the Vegetation Management Biozone Posters show and explain the different vegetation types across the state (and by district) which require different vegetation management techniques.
  • Appendix D and the Land Ownership Posters show the land ownership across the state (and by district) to help with planning external agency coordination needs ahead of maintenance activities.

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Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other nondiscrimination laws and authorities, ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Persons that require a reasonable accommodation based on language or disability should contact ADOT’s Civil Rights Office at civilrightsoffice@azdot.gov. Requests should be made as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the accommodation.

De acuerdo con el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés) y otras normas y leyes antidiscriminatorias, el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT) no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, edad o discapacidad. Las personas que requieran asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto con la Oficina de Derechos Civiles de ADOT en civilrightsoffice@azdot.gov. Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más antes posible para asegurar que el Estado tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.