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 here.

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

Case Studies from Local Ohio Partners
Habitat Conservation on ODOT Right of Way
Joel Hunt, Ohio Department of Transportation

Better Seed Mixes – How Hard Can it Be?
Tim Lohner, AEP
Video Presentation

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
Video Presentation

USFWS Updates: What’s Next?
Sergio Pierliussi, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Video Presentation

Habitat in Action: Updates from the Working Group
Monarch CCAA
Dan Salas, Cardno

Pollinator Habitat Scorecard
Erik Anderson, Environmental Incentives

Geospatial Habitat Database Presentation Slides
Mark Johnston & Karen Klinger, Field Museum
Video Presentation

Lightning Rounds:

UAA Updates/ROW Stewardship Accreditation
Philip Charlton, Utility Arborist Association
Video Presentation

Environmental Social Governance Reporting/ UAA Maturity Model Update
Stan Vera-Art, Grow With Trees
Video Presentation

Electric Power Companies to Support Monarch Butterflies
Jessica Fox, Electric Power Research Institute
Video Presentation

Partnering Across Industries
Ellen Mullins, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
Video Presentation

MJV Roadside Habitat Tools
Alison Cariveau, Monarch Joint Venture
Video Presentation

Habitat Educational Tools
Orville McLean, ArborMetrics
Video Presentations

Green Competence
Jarod Cassada, Trees and Utilities
Video Presentation

Illinois DOT Pollinator Mowing Communications
Stephanie Dobbs, Illinois DOT
Featured Video: IDOT Protects Pollinators

Breakout Sessions:

Industry Peer-to-Peer Exchange Notes: