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NACTO Releases Field Guide to the Flora and Fauna of Urban Streets

Apr 01, 2018

Companion Guidance to NACTO’s Urban Street Stormwater Guide Elevates State-of-the-Practice Thinking for Integrating Ecology into City Streets

The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), an organization that represents 60 major cities in North America, today released a field guide to the flora and fauna of urban streets, helping city officials, planners, and practitioners identify and preserve the habitats of native and introduced traffic and street design animals.

“From HAWK signals, to Armadillo delineators, it is crucial that cities are given the tools they need to site contextually-appropriate flora and fauna, in an urban and naturalistic setting,” said Aaron Villere, Senior Program Associate for NACTO.

“With a copy of NACTO’s Field Guide to the Flora and Fauna of Urban Streets, I no longer have to wonder what the native critters are for rain gardens, and I can tell the difference between a BARNes dance and a Zebra Crossing,” said Valerie Permuffle, Principal at Permuffle Design & Consulting.

The Guide is available for free download online, and in print at an April Fools publishing house soon.