When

Thursday, Oct 26, 2017 at 8:00 AM CST to Friday, Oct 27, 2017 at 3:00 PM CST

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University of Illinois-Chicago
750 S Halsted St
Student Center East
Chicago, IL 60607
 

Note: Parking is available across the street from Student Center East at the Halsted/Taylor Parking Structure (760 W Taylor Street). You can access the parking structure from either Taylor Street or Polk Street. The daily parking rate is $13.

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Iris Caldwell
Energy Resources Center, University of Illinois at Chicago
312-355-1483
iriscald@uic.edu 
 

Rights-of-Way as Habitat Working Group Meeting 

Please join us for the fifth meeting of the Rights-of-Way as Habitat Working Group, providing a forum for public and private organizations and individuals to collaborate and share ideas, lessons learned, and other information to promote successful habitat conservation along rights-of-way and other managed landscapes. The meeting will once again be hosted by the Energy Resources Center at the University of Illinois-Chicago campus. We gladly invite participation from across the utility, transportation, non-profit, academic, and government sectors.

Day 1 October 26
Case studies, program updates, and other technical presentations with a focus on creating the business case for habitat programs: demonstrating cost savings, reducing regulatory impacts, supporting invasive species management, providing ecosystem benefits, and building public support.

Day 2 October 27
In-depth breakout discussions on a variety of topics, including habitat metrics and targets, geospatial database development, cost effective seed, adaptive management.

A more detailed draft agenda will be available soon.

Individual registration costs for the two-day meeting are as follows:

  • $135 for working group meeting and networking dinner at Greek Islands on Thursday evening
  • $100 for working group meeting only
  • $40 for webinar access (excluding breakout discussions)

Please register by October 18 in order to guarantee your spot in person. Registration for webinar access will remain open until October 23.

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Interested in sponsoring the meeting?

Three sponsorship levels are available. Sponsors receive recognition at meeting and in meeting materials and communications. Further details can be found here.

Help us make this a great event and BECOME A SPONSOR today!

To discuss other sponsorship options, please contact Iris Caldwell at iriscald@uic.edu or 312-355-1483

 

Thank you to our sponsors who made this event possible!

      

*Photo Credits: Illinois Wildflowers, Illinois Deparment of Transportation, and American Transmission Company