Habitat Restoration and Management Webinar Series

Monarch Biology and Ecology (30 min)

Ed Spevak, Ph.D.: Curator of Invertebrates, Saint Louis Zoo; and Director, Center for Native Pollinator Conservation

In this presentation Dr. Spevak discusses the interdependent relationship between monarchs and their native habitat and explores key considerations for monarch conservation.

Monarch & Native Pollinator Habitat Design (23 min)

Pete Berthelsen: President, Conservation Blueprint LLC; and Partnership Director, The Bee & Butterfly Habitat Fund

"The ‘Factors’ to Consider with Great Pollinator Habitat Design"

In this webinar Pete Berthelsen presents information regarding the many interacting factors that need to be considered when designing monarch/native pollinator habitat to achieve successful and desired outcomes.

Site Preparation (30 min)

Mike Retterer: Coordinating Wildlife Biologist, Pheasants Forever/Quail Forever; and State Coordinator, Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative

In this presentation Mike Retterer explains why site preparation it is critically important for successful habitat establishment and offers technical guidance to various methods and approaches to prepare sites for project implementation.

Monarch and Native Pollinator Habitat Management (26 min)

Pete Berthelsen: President, Conservation Blueprint LLC; and Partnership Director, The Bee & Butterfly Habitat Fund

"The Importance of Pollinator Habitat Management”

In this presentation Pete Berthelsen walks us through management practices needed to produce high quality monarch and pollinator habitat. He explains the benefits of employing various approaches to habitat management, from establishment to long-term maintenance.

Project Implementation and Management (27 min)

Mike Retterer: Coordinating Wildlife Biologist, Pheasants Forever/Quail Forever; and State Coordinator, Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative

In this presentation Mike Retterer provides an overview of project implementation and planting methods to management practices when establishing monarch and pollinator habitat.

Roadside Habitat Management (30 min)

Stephanie Dobbs: Roadside Maintenance Manager, Illinois Department of Transportation; and Habitat and Monarch CCAA Coordinator

“Conservation Mowing, IVM, and Habitat on Right-of-Way”

In this presentation Stephanie shares her insight and recommendations for successfully managing habitat along roadsides, including transitioning from traditional management methods to those that promote monarch habitat while keeping safety a priority.

Habitat within Rights-of-Ways (26 min)

Iris Caldwell, P.E.: Program Manager, Energy Resources Center at University of Illinois at Chicago

“Making Way for Monarchs: Connecting Habitat through Rights-of-Way”

In this presentation Iris Caldwell gives an overview for understanding the importance of managing rights-of-ways as monarch and pollinator habitat and highlights opportunities for collaborative partnerships between rights-of-way managers and the conservation movement.