Did you miss a webinar or want to refresh an important point made by a speaker? Links to past webinar recordings are posted below:
August 13, 2019
This webinar will introduce the recently finalized Pollinator Scorecard developed by the Rights-of-Way as Habitat Working Group’s Metrics & Targets Task Force. The Pollinator Scorecard provides a method for evaluating habitat quality and the compatibility of vegetation management with pollinator habitat on energy and transportation lands. Key topics will include: an overview of the multi-tiered scorecard, step-by-step instructions on using the scorecard, and other considerations and recommendations.
August 1, 2019
This presentation provides one department of transportation’s perspective on enrolling in the Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances for the Monarch Butterfly on Energy and Transportation Lands. Hear how Ohio DOT is finding opportunities for pollinator habitat across their system.
August 1, 2019
This presentation provides one utility’s perspective on enrolling in the Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances for the Monarch Butterfly on Energy and Transportation Lands. Hear how Evergy is evaluating their system of operations to find opportunities for pollinator habitat.
August 1, 2019
This presentation provides an overview of how the Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances for the Monarch Butterfly on Energy and Transportation Lands applies to rural electric cooperatives and supports a number of current pollinator habitat initiatives.
July 30, 2019
This webinar provides an overview of enhancing existing vegetation to promote pollinator habitat on rights-of-ways. Key topics will include: setting habitat objectives within existing vegetation management activities, performing site assessments, reviewing available management tools, and managing threats such as invasive species.
May 16, 2019
The Monarch CCAA is expected to be finalized in Fall 2019 and open for enrollment immediately thereafter. This webinar covers information about this conservation opportunity and how your organization can participate.
April 18, 2019
This webinar provides an overview of seeding native habitat on rights-of-way. Key topics include: fundamentals of seed mix design; native seed sourcing and supply; site assessment and preparation; different techniques for field implementation; and considerations for subsequent maintenance and management.
January 15, 2019
This webinar provides a vivid example of how one company, Enable Midstream, elevated their vegetation management practices above and beyond standard IVM practices to provide an Integrated Habitat Management approach benefiting both wildlife and long term maintenance.
December 17, 2018
This webinar presents the conservation mowing techniques implemented by the Ohio Department of Transportation to provide pollinator habitat on its rights-of-way, including reduced mowing frequency and strategic herbicide use.
November 7, 2018
This webinar presents two perspectives on how rural electric cooperatives are building pollinator habitat programs into their everyday operations.
October 4, 2018
This webinar presents an overview of state standards for solar pollinator habitat across the United States. Webinar presenters share their perspectives on the development of these standards, coordination among stakeholders, unique considerations by state, and experiences with their implementation.
September 20, 2018
The Nationwide Monarch CCAA for Energy and Transportation Lands presents an unprecedented opportunity to facilitate conservation actions for monarchs across the nation. Through the current partnership of more than two dozen energy and transportation organizations, members of the Rights-of-Way as Habitat Working Group are undertaking one of the largest scale CCAAs to date and under one of the fastest timelines pursued to develop this conservation agreement.
June 27, 2018
This webinar presents three perspectives on mowing practices along roadsides and how they impact monarch butterflies and their habitat. Presenters are Edward Entsminger, Mississippi State University; Stephanie Dobbs, Illinois Department of Transportation; and Doug Landis, Michigan State University.
April 19, 2018
This webinar highlights current research by Monarch Joint Venture, Oklahoma State University, and Iowa State University on investigating roadside habitat for monarch butterflies. Alison Cariveau, Kristen Baum, Tyler Grant, Teresa Blader, and Anuj Sharma present topics including roadside milkweed response to mowing, facilitated milkweed density monitoring, and machine learning to improve milkweed identification.
Mar 28, 2018
Seattle City Light, The Common Acre and several other community-based stewardship groups have initiated an effort to suppress tree and weed growth, while promoting pollinator habitat on a transmission right-of-way in the Duwamish Valley. David Bayer, Rory Denovan, Bob Redmond, Alison Rinard, and Evan Sugden present how The Green Line connects degraded remnant habitat fragments, extensive industrial barrens, underserved neighborhoods and the estuarie Duwamish River. This effort uses a novel mix of science-based adaptive management and community-based stewardship to improve a seemingly-hopeless pollinator habitat.
Seattle City Light’s handout on Principles of Ecological Vegetation Management for Utility Rights-of-Way
December 9, 2016
David Wolfe and Audrey Archer present on how the Environmental Defense Fund will present a new conservation delivery approach to restore monarch habitat, with a focus on working lands: the Monarch Butterfly Habitat Exchange. Topics will include (1) basic elements of habitat exchanges; (2) the Monarch Habitat Quantification Tool (HQT) developed in collaboration with lead monarch scientists and other partners; (3) an inside look at the key habitat attributes for monarchs, how scores are calculated, and the advantages of measuring outcomes; (4) the multi-dimensional benefits to monarch habitat restoration; (5) incentives for both investors and landowners in participating in a habitat exchange; and (6) the current status of exchange development.
June 21, 2016
This second part in the webinar series on rights-of-way imaging and vegetation analysis will include presentations from Tom Sullivan of Right-of-Way Stewardship Council, Jason Carlson and Fugui Wang of Applied Ecological Services, Inc., and Mark Heffley of Remsoft. The presenters will discuss integrated vegetation management techniques and opportunities to optimize these practices through imaging and other technologies.
May 3, 2016
Part of a webinar series to further expand the discussion of the military-grade imaging technology and opportunities for its application in rights-of-way and vegetation management. Check it out if you’re responsible for vegetation management in corridor properties – whether for pipeline, electric transmission, transportation or other linear projects – you will be interested to learn how new imaging processes can improve your monitoring and add efficiency and cost-savings to your operation.
December 2, 2015
A panel of presenters from both the public and private sectors will share their perspectives and experience on the Lillifield Pipeline project: a collaborative effort between the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Forest Service, Noble Energy, and non-profit organizations to install pollinator habitat along a quarter mile stretch of pipeline on the Pawnee National Grasslands in Northeast Colorado. Noe May, Mary Anne Chambers, Vern Koehler, and Robert Veldman present reasoning for site selection, project design and implementation, monitoring of plant and insect diversity, weed management, educational outreach, and successful collaboration between the project partners to monitor and manage the yearly plant and insect species changes.
August 18, 2015
This webinar provides an overview of opportunities for pollinators along transportation and energy rights-of-way.