Past Meetings

Working Group Meeting #9 (September 9-10, 2019)

The ninth meeting of the Rights-of-Way as Habitat Working Group was co-located with the 2019 Trees and Utilities in Cincinnati, Ohio on September 9-10, 2019. The focus of the meeting included: developing a communications toolkit for habitat on ROW, working with contractors to establish habitat-oriented specifications, and peer exchanges by sector on the monarch butterfly listing, CCAA implementation, pollinator habitat monitoring, and other lessons from 2019.

See the list of meeting attendees  opens in a new windowhereopens PDF file .

Copies of presentations are posted below as they are available. The full meeting agenda can be found  opens in a new windowhereopens PDF file .

Case Studies from Local Ohio Partners
opens in a new windowHabitat Conservation on ODOT Right of Wayopens PDF file
Joel Hunt, Ohio Department of Transportation

opens in a new windowBetter Seed Mixes – How Hard Can it Be?opens PDF file
Tim Lohner, AEP
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Panel: Utilizing Contracts to Enhance Habitat Conservation
Moderator: Gabe Karns, The Ohio State University
Andy Olson, East Central Energy
Tom Hillstrom, Xcel Energy
Matt Kraushar, Indiana DOT
Tim Moritz, RES
Amy Murray, Davey Resource Group
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opens in a new windowUSFWS Updates: What’s Next?opens PDF file
Sergio Pierliussi, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
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Habitat in Action: Updates from the Working Group
opens in a new windowMonarch CCAAopens PDF file
Dan Salas, Cardno

Pollinator Habitat Scorecardopens PDF file
Erik Anderson, Environmental Incentives

opens in a new windowGeospatial Habitat Database Presentation Slidesopens PDF file
Mark Johnston & Karen Klinger, Field Museum
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Lightning Rounds:

opens in a new windowUAA Updates/ROW Stewardship Accreditationopens PDF file
Philip Charlton, Utility Arborist Association
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opens in a new windowEnvironmental Social Governance Reporting/ UAA Maturity Model Updateopens PDF file
Stan Vera-Art, Grow With Trees
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opens in a new windowElectric Power Companies to Support Monarch Butterfliesopens PDF file
Jessica Fox, Electric Power Research Institute
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opens in a new windowPartnering Across Industriesopens PDF file
Ellen Mullins, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
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opens in a new windowMJV Roadside Habitat Toolsopens PDF file
Alison Cariveau, Monarch Joint Venture
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opens in a new windowHabitat Educational Toolsopens POWERPOINT file
Orville McLean, ArborMetrics
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opens in a new windowGreen Competenceopens PDF file
Jarod Cassada, Trees and Utilities
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Illinois DOT Pollinator Mowing Communications
Stephanie Dobbs, Illinois DOT
Featured Video: opens in a new windowIDOT Protects Pollinators

Breakout Sessions:

Industry Peer-to-Peer Exchange Notes: