Environmental Planning


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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