American Railway Development Association

March 2020
Environmental Section Feature
Why Should Railroads Consider Nature Based Solutions?

Nathan Joe Loftice
Director, Planning & Business Sustainability, BNSF

Peter T Masson
Consultant, Antea Group

The goal of nature-based solutions (NBS) is to address environmental and engineering needs while restoring natural landscapes. NBS - also known as green infrastructure - imitate processes in the natural environment to provide clean water, clean air, flood, fire and drought risk reduction, and other benefits in the world of industrial infrastructure. Such solutions can also offer economic, social, and environmental benefits to the community. As more and more communities begin to require green infrastructure as an element of new developments it may be time for the railroads to start considering NBS, and here is why.
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