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.
An Integrated Approach to Revegetation: New Online Resources for Practitioners
Matt Horning, U.S. Forest Service
The Art & Science of Pollinator Seed Mixture Design
Pete Berthelsen, The Bee & Butterfly Habitat Fund
Pollinator Habitat on Rights-of-Way in Texas: A Case Study
Amy Snelgrove, Texan by Nature
Monarch Butterfly Habitat Restoration in Eastern Ontario
Carolyn Callaghan, Canadian Wildlife Federation
Wildfires and Habitat Management for Utilities: Postcards from the (ROW) Edge
Dan Williams & Jack McCabe, Davey Resource Group
Growing vs Building: Why is it so Hard to Grow Roadsides While Building Roads?
Ken Graeve, Minnesota DOT
BMPS for Mowing, Grazing and Brush Removal
Dr. Ray Moranz, Xerces Society
ArcGIS Online Tracking System
Johanna Sievewright, ATC
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.
Implementing a Pollinator Program at Your Company: Xcel Energy’s Experience
Pam Rasmussen, Xcel Energy
Framing the Case for Rights-of-Way Habitat to the Public and Decision Makers
Dr. Kristine Nemec, UNI Tallgrass Prairie Center
NiSource Case Study
Brian Kortum, NiSource