I-76 Colorado Pollinator Highway Project

CDOT is committed to preserving, enhancing, and creating pollinator habitat along our Colorado highways. The Colorado State Legislature has recently established Interstate Highway 76 (I-76) as the "Colorado Pollinator Highway" (Colorado State Legislature – House of Representatives, 2017 House Joint Resolution 17-1029: Concerning the Designation of Interstate Highway 76 (I-76) as the “Colorado Pollinator Highway"). The CDOT Landscape Architecture Section is proud to lead in this collaborative effort with several local, state, and national organizations, including members of the Colorado Pollinator Network.

Other state and federal agencies have also provided guidance and resources in this effort. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has written the guide Roadside Best Management Practices that Benefit Pollinators - A Handbook for Supporting Pollinators through Roadside Maintenance and Landscape Design. This landmark publication was written in response to Presidential Memorandum Creating a Federal Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators.