About Us

About Us

Who are We?

An alliance of environmental scientists, geographers, planners, and agricultural specialists who want to see better planning for roads. Visit Laurance Lab, our laboratory page with information about our team and current projects.

Our Goals

  • To limit the environmental impacts of roads on Earth’s biodiversity, native ecosystems, and wilderness areas
  • To focus construction of new roads and road improvements where they will have the greatest social and economic benefits
  • To assist environmental managers to better plan and prioritize roads
  • To educate the general public about the environmental risks of poorly planned roads and transportation projects

Want to get involved?

Join our researchers in mapping all roads in the tropics and developing nations to help guide future development towards sustainable outcomes!