Photo credit: Nancy Adamson/The Xerces Society

Intended Audience

This workshop is intended for DOT and transportation staff, and other agency staff interested in creating and managing roadside habitat for pollinators.


January 18 - 20, 2022 
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM ET each day


This is a free virtual event.  Please register by November 5.
Workshop Contact

Angela Laws, The Xerces Society

Jennifer Hopwood, The Xerces Society

Reasonable Accommodations

We can provide reasonable accommodations for special events with adequate notice. To request accommodation for events, please contact us.

Photo credit: Chris Helzer; regal fritillary

Pollinator Habitat Conservation Along Roadways

Peer Exchange Meeting

January 18 - 20, 2022

1:00- 5:00 ET

Please join us for an interactive workshop to discuss strategies for pollinator conservation along roadways.


The workshop will take place over three days and will include 6 non-concurrent sessions.  You can sign up for as many sessions as you choose.  Sessions will include short presentations from transportation agency staff around the country, followed by opportunities to talk about constraints and opportunities for implementing practices that support pollinators.

Tuesday- January 18, 2022

  • Opening Session and Introduction to Pollinator Biology and Conservation (1:00 - 2:15 ET)
  • Endangered Species Act Compliance for Pollinator Conservation (3:15 - 5:00 ET)

Wednesday- January 19, 2022

  • Maintenance Strategies to Support Imperiled Pollinator Conservation (1:00 - 2:45 ET)
  • Revegetation Strategies to Support Imperiled Pollinator Conservation (3:15 - 5:00 ET)

Thursday- January 20, 2022

  • Interacting with the Public and Creating Partnerships (1:00 - 2:45 ET)
  • Final Wrap-up (3:15 - 3:45 ET)

Workshop Description

Pollinators are central to human well-being and healthy ecosystems. Yet many bees and butterflies, including formerly common and widespread species like the monarch butterfly or rusty patched bumble bee, have recently undergone troubling and dramatic declines. Roadsides can be habitat for pollinators, including imperiled species and species listed under the Endangered Species Act.

This workshop is intended to bring together staff from DOTs around the country, as well as other roadside managers, to share challenges and successes in creating and managing pollinator habitat along roadways.  This workshop will consist of a series of four core sessions focusing on strategies for ESA compliance, maintenance, revegetation, and building partnerships, in addition to an introductory session and a final wrap-up session.  Each of the sessions will be interactive, with opportunities for participants to share strategies have or have not worked for them, as well as challenges. Each of the core sessions will start with brief talks from other DOT staff.


This work is conducted through the National Cooperative Highway Research Program, which is administered by the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration.