Past Meetings

Working Group Meeting #8 (February 20 – 21, 2019)

The eighth meeting of the Rights-of-Way as Habitat Working Group was co-located with the 2019 National Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic in Schaumburg, IL on February 20-21, 2019. The focus of the meeting was on the big year ahead for monarchs and pollinators and the practical information needed to make pollinator habitat programs successful.

See the list of meeting attendees here.

Copies of presentations are posted below as they are available. The full meeting agenda can be found here.

 

Keynote Presentation
Dr. Chip Taylor, Monarch Watch
Video Presentation

USFWS & Monarch CCAA Update
Lori Nordstrom, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Dan Salas, Cardno 

Functional Landscapes and Regional Habitat Restoration: A Case Study with AEP on Seeding Native Prairie in Utility Right-of-Ways at The Dawes Arboretum
Shana Byrd, Dawes Arboretum
Video Presentation

An Integrated Approach to Revegetation: New Online Resources for Practitioners
Matt Horning, U.S. Forest Service
Video Presentation

Post-Construction Groundcover on Highway Rights of Way: Designing Seed Mixes that Meet Erosion and Sediment Controls while Benefiting Pollinators
Joel Hunt, Ohio DOT
Video Presentation

The Art & Science of Pollinator Seed Mixture Design
Pete Berthelsen, The Bee & Butterfly Habitat Fund
Video Presentation

Lightning Talks:

Pollinator Habitat on Rights-of-Way in Texas: A Case Study
Amy Snelgrove, Texan by Nature
Video Presentation

ATC’s Pollinator Grant Program
Johanna Sievewright, ATC
Video Presentation

Monarch Butterfly Habitat Restoration in Eastern Ontario
Carolyn Callaghan, Canadian Wildlife Federation
Video Presentation

Wildfires and Habitat Management for Utilities: Postcards from the (ROW) Edge
Dan Williams & Jack McCabe, Davey Resource Group
Video Presentation

Growing vs Building: Why is it so Hard to Grow Roadsides While Building Roads?
Ken Graeve, Minnesota DOT
Video Presentation

IVM Case Study & ANSI Standard
Bill Rees, W Trees Utility Vegetation Management Consulting, LLC
Video Presentation

Fire, Smoke, and High-Speed Traffic
Ken Graeve, Minnesota DOT
Video Presentation

BMPS for Mowing, Grazing and Brush Removal
Dr. Ray Moranz, Xerces Society
Video Presentation

NYPA’s Bee Survey
Lewis Payne, NYPA
Video Presentation

ArcGIS Online Tracking System
Johanna Sievewright, ATC
Video Presentation

Rights-of-Way Geospatial Database Demo
Mark Johnston, Field Museum
Video Presentation

Working Group Pollinator Habitat Scorecard
Iris Caldwell, UIC
Video Presentation

Panel: Considerations for the Use of Herbicides as a Habitat Establishment and Maintenance Tool
Dr. Evan Sivesind, Iowa State University
Travis Rogers, Corteva Argiscience
Dr. Jason Belcher, Bayer
Mike Maine, Nutrien Solutions
Ryan Alltop, ENCAP, Inc.
Video Presentation

Implementing a Pollinator Program at Your Company: Xcel Energy’s Experience
Pam Rasmussen, Xcel Energy 
Video Presentation

Framing the Case for Rights-of-Way Habitat to the Public and Decision Makers
Dr. Kristine Nemec, UNI Tallgrass Prairie Center
Video Presentation

NiSource Case Study
Brian Kortum, NiSource
Video Presentation