Rethinking Roadsides: Exploring Rights-of-Way as Habitat
Haley Stratton, Environmental ScientistRoadsides across the country add up to more than 17 million acres of area that, if managed correctly, could provide much needed habitat for birds, small mammals and many pollinators. Simple steps such as reducing mowing, using integrated vegetation management and planting native plants, can provide ecological as well as economic and aesthetic benefits. Using rights-of-way as habitat is a creative solution to the destructive side of transportation but it’s also an easy way to put people back in touch with the natural world.
Haley Stratton is an Environmental Scientist at Felsburg Holt & Ullevig (FHU), specializing in transportation engineering, planning, and sciences. She combines ecology with transportation services for innovative solutions to the negative effects of transportation projects.
April 17, 6:30-8 p.m. Gates Hall