Regional Environmental Framework (REF)

The Regional Environmental Framework (REF) is a comprehensive inventory of Champaign County’s environmental, cultural, and regulated substance resources intended to strengthen environmental stewardship in the transportation planning process. The REF documents a multitude of different environmental resource categories ranging from soil and topography to hydrology and historic bridges, each with unique regulatory and conservation considerations relevant to planning. With the REF, CCRPC member agencies and other local transportation planners, engineers, and stakeholders will be able to make informed decisions about transportation projects while laying the groundwork for potential NEPA and IDOT environmental review processes.

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