States and municipalities manage a sizable amount of land within transportation rights-of-way. That land contains natural capital – defined as the world’s renewable and non-renewable resources that provide a flow of goods and services to all living things. Natural capital within itself contains the opportunity to generate value - whether that value is derived from harvesting, developing, extracting and bringing that natural capital market, or through the ecosystem services it provides. The natural capital contained within transportation rights-of-way could offer opportunities of value whether it’s through the natural capital itself or support of a nature-based solution (NbS) that could generate value. NbS are simply defined as working with nature to sustain nature. For example, flooding may be an issue for a transportation right of way. If there is natural capital present, an NbS, such as a passive treatment wetland, could increase resiliency and minimize flooding. This presentation will outline the integration of natural capital existing within a project or portfolio and draw on project examples to demonstrate how to implement a NbS to practically and cost-effectively. Participants will gain an understanding of how natural capital and NbS elements can be integrated into surface transportation projects to help achieve metrics related to biodiversity protection, carbon footprint offsets and mitigation of climate change, sustainability, and resiliency.