Working Group Meeting #4 (May 3 – 4, 2017)

Working Group Meeting #4 (May 3 – 4, 2017)

The fourth meeting of the Rights-of-Way as Habitat Working Group was hosted by the Energy Resources Center at the University of Illinois-Chicago on May 3 and 4, 2017. 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.

Pre-Meeting Science Roundtable
Multiple Presenters and Open Discussion

U.S. FWS Regulatory/Technical Updates
Louise Clemency, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Video Presentation

Roads, Rare Species, and Regulations
Christopher Smith, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Video Presentation

Working Group Updates
Iris Caldwell, University of Illinois at Chicago
Video Presentation

American Transmission Company’s POWR Model for Prioritizing Habitat Conservation
Dan Salas, Cardno
Johanna Sievewright, American Transmission Company
Video Presentation

Lightning Talk Round: Updates from Working Group Participants
Multiple Presenters
Video Presentation
Featured Video: Texas DOT

Effective Partnerships: Goals, Relationships, Work, and Party
Brent Haglund, Sand County Foundation
Video Presentation

U.S. 45 Red Bison Project: A Habitat Reconstruction Collaboration
Stephanie Dobbs, Illinois Department of Transportation
Michelle Henderson, Ameren
Erin Holmes, Pheasants Forever
Video Presentation
Featured Video

Industry Panel: What Potential Partners Should Know
Dennis Markwardt, Texas Department of Transportation
Christopher Vera, Michigan Department of Transportation
Thomas Hillstrom, Xcel Energy
Sara Race, Commonwealth Edison
Bob Toy, Union Pacific

Building Partnerships in the Agricultural Sector
Pam Bachman, Monsanto
David Spak, Bayer
Featured Video

The Art and Science of Partnering with Landowners
Peter Berthelsen, Pheasants Forever
Video Presentation

Introduction to Measuring Success
Josiane Bonneau, Wildlife Habit Council

Looking Ahead: 30-year Sustainable Right-of-Way Care
Stan Vera-Art, Grow With Trees
Brian Kortum, NiSource
Video Presentation

U.S. FWS Measuring Success
Kristen Voorhies, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Video Presentation

EPRI’s Pollinator Research Program: Protecting & Promoting Pollinators on Electric Utility Lands
John Goodrich-Mahoney, Electric Power Research Institute
Video Presentation

Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative
Gabriel Karns, The Ohio State University
Video Presentation



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