Managing Land for Habitat Biodiversity

Successful herbicide programs and management techniques help enhance beneficial wildlife habitat.

Integrated Vegetation Management - an industry best practice

Success Stories

Read how vegetation managers across the country and across the industry are successfully incorporating habitat management into their vegetation management programs.

Adding Rocky Mountain deer habitat

Adding Rocky Mountain habitat

Partners come together to distribute power to customers and provide safe passage to mule deer.

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Least terns benefit from partnership

Partnership benefits least terns

The East Bay Regional Park District relies on Milestone® herbicide to keep invasive weeds out of nesting areas.

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Tortoise crawling through field

New life for utility and habitat

Learn how an electrical generation and transmission non-profit tested new vegetation management strategies after Hurricane Katrina.

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Pennsylvania State Game Lands 33 Research Project

Since its inception in 1952, the State Game Lands 33 Research Project has established best management principles for electric ROW, including Integrated Vegetation Management (IVM) using herbicides. Corteva Agriscience has been a partner in this research for decades.

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Hear from State Gamelands 33 Researchers

The continuous research happening on utility rights-of-way just outside of State College, Pennsylvania has produced a wealth of industry knowledge over the years. Watch as some of the researchers discuss their experiences on the project.

Dr. Carolyn Mahan

A legacy of wildlife research on ROW

Dr. Carolyn Mahan, professor of biology and environmental studies with Penn State University, discusses the more than 60 year legacy of ground-breaking rights-of-way research happening at the State Gamelands 33 Research Project. 

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Brad Ross

Rights-of-way are for the birds

Brad Ross, an instructor and research assistant with Penn State University, describes wire zone/border zone concept of managing vegetation on utility rights-of-way.

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Pollinator Habitat

Partnerships and Resources

Corteva Agriscience has partnered with like-minded organizations to further habitat enhancement practices in vegetation management. These partnerships have resulted in programs and resources that vegetation managers can implement on the lands they manage. 

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National Wild Turkey Federation

Learn more about the new NWTF Energy for Wildlife Rights of Way Habitat Endorsement Program

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Growing pollinator habitat

Corteva Agriscience partners with National 4-H Council, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever on biodiversity initiative

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Right-of-way

Biodiversity research summary

More than 60 years of research is summarized in Plant and Animal Response to Long Term Vegetation Management Practices on Rights-of-Way 

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