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TRB: National Webinar on Roadside Management and Pollinators
December 1, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CST
The TRB Standing Committee on Roadside Maintenance Operations (AKR50) is hosting a webinar on December 1, 2020 to highlight some of the current realities with pollinator habitat on highway transportation rights of way. This webinar will focus on transportation agency experiences with private and community-based partnerships for roadside enhancements, criterion for site selection and design for establishing pollinator habitats on the roadside, and potential impacts associated with the Monarch Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances (CCAA) impacts to maintenance operations. We have three informative speakers and presentations, as described on the attached program flyer, and there will be a moderated discussion following the talks.
Agenda and Registration Info: (EST)
1:00 – 1:10 Introduction and Background (Jennifer Hopwood/Xerces Society, and Scott Lucas/Committee Chair/Ohio DOT)
1:10 – 1:30 Monarch Nationwide Candidate Conservation Agreement on Energy and Transportation Lands – Effects on Highway Maintenance Practice (Kris Gade/Arizona DOT)
1:30 – 1:50 Pollinator Site Selection and Preparation Practices (Stephanie Dobbs/Illinois DOT)
1:50 – 2:10 Lessons Learned from Public-Private Partnerships and Roadside Enhancement (Jessica Oh/Minnesota DOT)
2:10 – 2:30 Question and Answer Panel Discussion
This event is being hosted by the Washington State Department of Transportation Research Office on the GoToWebinar Platform.