What is Ecological?
Eco-Logical is an online mapping tool that gives planners an opportunity to identify valuable environmental resources within the region.
Planning for growth and mobility while preserving the region's ecological diversity is a challenge. Eco-Logical is designed to help with this task.
Eco-Logical Tool Benefits
- Roadway designers can save time and money by using this free decision-making tool to identify potential environmental concerns early in the project development process.
- Conservation groups can use Eco-Logical to help identify and focus efforts on protecting high-priority environmental resources in the region.
- For more information, please visit the Federal Highway Administration's Eco-Logical website.
H-GAC's work on the regional Eco-Logical project stems from a national effort of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to develop a framework for infrastructure planning.
H-GAC convened an Eco-Logical Advisory Committee (EAC) to guide in the development of the tool.
The EAC consisted of environmental professionals from federal and state resource agencies, and other conservation organizations.
For more information, visit the FHWA Eco-Logical Website or view H-GAC's Methodology in the Eco-Logical Report to FWHA.
Galveston Bay Estuary Program
Harris County Flood Control District
Houston Advanced Research Center
Houston-Galveston Area Council
Katy Prairie Conservancy
Legacy Land Trust
Texas Forest Service
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Texas Sea Grant/Texas Coastal Watershed Program
The Nature Conservancy
The Park People
The Trust for Public Land
US Fish and Wildlife Service
This material is based upon work supported by Federal Highway Administration under Cooperative Agreement No. DTFH61-08-H-00011. Financial support was also provided by Galveston Bay Estuary Program, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and National Association of Regional Councils.
Additional support was provided by:
Sea Grant Texas
The Eco-Logical interactive tool is for informational purposes and may not have been prepared for or be suitable for legal, engineering, or surveying purposes. The information in this tool does not represent an on-the-ground survey and represents only the approximate relative location of property boundaries. Mapping may not reflect on the ground conditions. The Houston-Galveston Area Council makes no further claims as to the accuracy or reliability of the data, and neither assumes nor will accept liability for their use. The Eco-Logical methodology report and tool are copyright of H-GAC and should not be sold, reproduced, or published without the written consent of H-GAC. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the view of the Federal Highway Administration.