Environmental Aspects of Transportation Design and Construction

Presented by Basil Ryer

Basil Ryer, CDOT Senior Environmental Project Manager, will present case studies from various projects across the metro area. The presentation will highlight the linear aspect of transportation design and construction ranging from developing a stormwater management plan, selection of temporary BMP’s, stabilization and re-vegetation.

Basil Ryer

Senior Environmental Project Manager

Colorado DOT

Basil Ryer is currently employed by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) as a Senior Environmental Project Manager. He began his tenure with CDOT August 2013 and has worked on diverse projects such as the I-70 Central design guidelines and the US 34, Big Thompson Canyon, flood recovery project. Basil has research interests in rock cut techniques and the mitigation of visual impacts associated with highways, as well as revegetation following construction of transportation projects. Basil was previously employed at Golden Urban Renewal Authority and the Town of Bennett. In 2012, Basil was named as one of Downtown Colorado Inc.’s Emerging Leaders. Basil holds Masters Degrees, in both Landscape Architecture (MLA) and Urban Design (MUD), from the University of Colorado. He and his wife Megan have two elementary school aged sons.