9:00 AM

Welcome and Overview

Joni Carswell, CEO & President, Texan by Nature

9:15 AM

Rights-of-Way Habitat Restoration Goals

Amy Snelgrove, Data and Project Management, Texan by Nature

Matt Wagner, Project Development, Texan by Nature

Kevin Shomette, Environmental Manager, EOG Resources, Inc.

9:30 AM

Nationwide Monarch CCAA for Energy and Transporation Lands Rights-of-Way as Habitat Working Group

Iris Caldwell, Program Manager – Sustainable Landscapes, University of Illinois-Chicago


10:00 AM

Best Management Panel

Dennis Markwardt, Director of Vegetation Managment, TxDOT

Chase Currie, General Manager, San Pedro Ranch

Garry Stephens, Program Director, Wildlife Habitat Federation

11:00 AM

Seed Panel

Forrest Smith, Texas Native Seeds Program Director, Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research

Dean Williams, President, Douglass King Seed

Barron Rector, Associate Professor and Extension Range Specialist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service


11:30 AM

Land Panel

Trey Dyer, Director of Land and Fixed Assets, East Foundation

Trace Burton, Attorney, Uhl, Fitzsimons, Jewett, Burton & Wolff, PLLC

12:45 PM

Overview of Working Group Goals and Objectives

1:00 PM

Working Group Break-Out Sessions

2:30 PM

Report Out