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Free PDH of the Month: Creating Pollinator Habitat Along Roadsides

ASLA continues to offer one on-demand webinar each month at no cost to all members. Members must register for the Free PDH of the Month and pass the exam during the month it is featured in order to earn 1.0 PDH.

In May, we are featuring:

Creating Pollinator Habitat Along Roadsides - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)  

Pollinators are essential to our health and to the health of ecosystems. However, pollinators are in trouble. With more than 17 million acres of land in roadsides in the United States alone, transportation rights-of-way are a significant, yet often overlooked, resource for pollinator conservation. Many of these roadway environments offer excellent opportunities to increase pollinator habitats.

Landscape architects with transportation agencies across the country can take steps to improve the quality of roadside vegetation to benefit pollinators, steps that can also maintain public safety and improve public good will.

Presenters will discuss roadsides, roadside design, and roadside vegetation management and how these affect the establishment and sustainability of pollinator habitats. An overview of best management practices will be provided, as well as a summary of resources for practitioners. Presenters will provide perspectives covering the eastern forest, arid southwest, and central prairies.


  • Jennifer Hopwood, Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
  • Robert LaRoche, LA, PE, Technical Resources Team Leader, MD DOT
  • Jessie Byrd, ASLA, Native Plant Nursery Manager, Desert Green Design
  • Ellen Barth Alster, ASLA, RLA, LEED AP, ISA Certified Arborist

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