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Pollinator Habitat Workshop
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - Thursday, April 26, 2018
Edison Electric Institute
701 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Washington, DC 20004-2696 UNITED STATES
  • The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the Energy Resources Center at University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) Rights-of-Way as Habitat Working Group are collaborating to lead an important pollinator workshop. This event will advance understanding, technical research, and multi-industry efforts to more effectively consider pollinators in day-to-day business operations. We are very grateful to the Edison Electric Institute for hosting the meeting at their headquarters office in Washington D.C. 
  • The Joint Workshop will focus on discussing, describing, and solving hurdles to the implementation of pollinator conservation projects. By bringing together a robust set of power companies, departments of transportation, railroads, agencies, and environmental groups, we anticipate solid progress in understanding and clearly describing barriers to pollinator efforts. Two deeper working sessions flanking the joint workshop will ensure the application of research and tools within organizations. 
  • Tuesday, April 24th: EPRl's Power-in-Pollinator Initiative Breakout (Power-in-Pollinator Funders Only) 

    Wednesday, April 25th: Joint Workshop 
    8:00am - 6:30pm EDT, including hosted reception 

    Do you face hurdles to implementation of projects that support pollinators? You are not alone! Through case-studies, networking, and facilitated discussions, we will tackle key hurdles facing electric power companies, departments of transportation, and railroads as we consider pollinator conservation efforts across multiple industries. 

    Thursday, April 26th: Rights-of-Way as Habitat Working Group Breakout (All Welcome) 

    8:00am -3:00pm EDT 
    Reflections from Joint Workshop and in-depth breakout discussions on a variety of topics, including collaborative approaches for addressing threatened and endangered (T&E) species, habitat metrics and targets, and geospatial database development. 
  • Energy and electric power companies, transportation organizations, government agencies, universities, research institutes, and environmental stakeholders. 
  • Jessica Fox, Sr. Program Manager, EPRI jfox@epri.com 

    Iris Caldwell, Program Manager, Energy Resources Center, UIC iriscald@uic.edu 

    Rick Loughery, Director, EEI RLoughery@eei.org 
  • We will NOT have a hotel block. Spring is very popular in Washington, DC. Book your favorite hotel NOW to ensure a reservation! Attached are a list of hotels. Additionally, EEi has hotel rates: