A number of recent federal and state conservation strategies for pollinators, including the National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators released by the White House’s Pollinator Health Task Force in May 2015, identify utility and transportation rights-of-way as key to the success of widespread pollinator habitat development.
The ERC facilitates a Rights-of-Way as Habitat Working Group focused on the utility and transportation sectors. The working group provides a forum to collaborate and share ideas, best practices, and other information to promote successful habitat projects along rights-of-way.
Check out this one-page summary of the working group.
Find out more information about the Rights-of-Way as Habitat Database.
SAVE THE DATE
The next Rights-of-Way as Habitat Working Group meeting will be held on April 25 -26, 2018 at Edison Electric Institute in Washington, D.C.. See more information here. The event page and agenda will be available soon.
The initial working group meeting was held on July 23, 2015. The meeting agenda can be found here.
The second meeting of the working group was held on January 19, 2016. The meeting agenda can be found here.
The third meeting of the working group was held on July 27 - July 28, 2016. The meeting agenda can be found here.
The fourth meeting of the working group was held on May 3 – 4, 2017. The meeting agenda can be found here.
The fifth meeting of the working group was held on October 26 – 27, 2017. The meeting agenda can be found here.
Copies of speaker presentations can be accessed through the link to the Working Group Resources Page on the right.
Right-of-Way Pavement Condition and Habitat Assessments
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Funding for the Rights-of-Way as Habitat Working Group has been generously provided by the following sponsor organizations.