MnDOT Environmental Stewardship Conference: Risk, Resilience, and Response

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 -
8:00am to 3:30pm
1890 Buford Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108
United States

About the Event

Proactively assessing and responding to risks with informed decisions about trade-offs ensures resilience and future success. This conference will provide ideas, methods, tools, and examples of how others have been responding to program and project delivery and operational challenges in the realm of transportation and the environment.

Breakout Session Topics

  • Ethics
  • Community partnership programs
  • Tribal consultation
  • Trees and construction activities: when damage to roots precludes preservation
  • Complex aquatics
  • Emergency response with NEPA
  • NEPA is transportation decision making
  • History of environmental risk on alternative delivery projects: changing risk to resilience
  • Project response and coordination


  • Register online
  • Register by mail or fax: Download the registration form (PDF)
  • Cost (includes lunch): $55 for public agency attendees; $95 for consultants and other attendees
  • PLEASE NOTE: MnDOT employees must register for this conference with their emplolyee development specialist personnel.

Who Should Attend

Planning, design, construction, operations, maintenance, and project management staff from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), local governments, tribal governments, state and federal agencies, and consulting firms.

Environmental Stewardship Awards

The planning committee for the 2019 conference is now seeking nominations for Environmental Stewardship Awards aligned with multimodal transportation in Minnesota.

An important part of the event is recognizing teams, projects, and processes that demonstrate excellence in environmental stewardship. To ensure that the awards recognize the most exemplary project and process efforts that have recently occurred or are occurring in Minnesota, MnDOT and its transportation partners are eligible for nomination. This includes but is not limited to federal, tribal, state, and local government agencies and consultants.

You are invited to nominate teams, projects, and processes for exemplary environmental stewardship in the following categories:

  • Risk, Resilience & Response
  • Context Sensitive Solutions
  • Innovative Efforts in Construction, Operations & Maintenance
  • Innovative Efforts in Public Engagement
  • Preservation or Restoration of Historic, Archeological¬†& Cultural Resources
  • Preservation or Restoration of Natural Environments

You may submit a nomination in more than one category using a separate nomination form (DOCX) for each category. Additional category information and evaluation criteria is available in the nomination form.

Please submit completed nomination forms (DOCX) to Scott Bradley, Assistant Director, MnDOT Office of Environmental Stewardship, at For nominations to be considered, they must be received by Friday, February 1, 2019.

Questions regarding the awards and nominations can be directed to Scott Bradley at or 651-366-3302.


Rooms are available at the Radisson Roseville Hotel, 2540 North Cleveland Avenue in Roseville, at a rate of $105 per night. To make a reservation, call the hotel by April 5 at 651-636-4567 or 1-800-333-3333 and identify yourself as a conference attendee.


This event is sponsored by the MnDOT Office of Environmental Stewardship and facilitated by the Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota.