Steps to Start a Roadside Vegetation Program

Wildflowers in the foreground and power lines in the background.

Before developing a roadside program, it's important to assess the level of community interest and think about how the program might be structured within your county or city. Your program structure and potential goals can be inspired by conversations with officials and residents from your area and with those who already have implemented successful programs. Once a program is approved, there are resources for hiring and training staff, acquiring equipment, and implementing a program over the long term. This chapter discusses what to consider at the initial stages of a program.