Identifying the optimal barriers for removal will allow us to focus our restoration efforts on networks of barriers that will be the greatest benefit to remove.  In addition to concerns for the spread of invasive species, a significant barrier to barrier removal is cost – both in terms of the upfront cost to install a solution that allows for organism passage, as well as overall funding available for road infrastructure maintenance. This strategy includes working with partners and funders to increase resources and action in priority watersheds through cost-share, finding economies of scale and shared priority with road system upgrades​​.