News about roadside management and pollinators

  • Save the Date: Mark your calendars for the next Rights-of-Way as Habitat Working Group meeting at the University of Illinois-Chicago on Oct. 26 – 27, 2017. More information coming soon.
  • Other upcoming events of interest:
    • The Wildlife Habitat Council is hosting a webinar on Principles and Practices of Corporate Conservation on June 30, 2017 at 2 pm EDT. This webinar will introduce the principles of corporate conservation and discuss tools available to help you get started in building your business case for biodiversity-based programs. Find more information and register here.
    • The third annual Quad Cities Pollinator Conference will be on Sept. 13 – 14, 2017 in Davenport, IA. The save-the-date announcements and sponsorship information are attached. More information can also be found here.
    • The Tallgrass Prairie Center’s Iowa Roadside Conference will be on Sept. 27 – 29, 2017 in Marshalltown, IA. Find more information and register here.
  • Recent posts to the In the News section of the Working Group Resources Page include Illinois DOT’s new mowing program to support pollinators. There are also new posts to Planning Tools and Other Resources from the Electric Power Research Institute and U.S. Department of Agriculture.
  • The North American Pollinator Protection Campaign is accepting nominations for the Roadside Managers Award through June 26, 2017. Consider nominating a deserving state or local transportation agency that is transforming roadsides to benefit pollinators. The criteria, nomination process, a story about last year’s winners, and other resources are available here.
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