Managing Utility Rights-of-Way for Wildlife Habitat

These videos provide instruction to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service refuge personnel and other natural resource managers who are responsible for lands crossed by utility corridors.


Managing Utility Rights-of-Way for Wildlife Habitat Video List

This two-part video provides instruction to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service refuge personnel and other natural resource managers who are responsible for lands crossed by utility corridors. The video identifies basic management issues, describes various habitat conditions possible on utility corridors, presents techniques for producing the different habitat types, and discusses integrated planning and partnership approaches. The training in Section 1 is presented using the backdrop of Patuxent Research Refuge where different management techniques are researched on the utility corridors. Section 2 presents habitat management and utility partnership examples from other selected refuge and natural resource lands, and overviews rights-of-way issues on western lands.

Section 1 (50 minutes)

Training Video: Managing Utility Rights-of-Way for Wildlife Habitat

Introduction (00:03:26)


Part1: Engineering and Wildlife Concerns (00:09:39)


Part 2: Types of Habitat in Utility Corridors (00:32:53)


Part 3: Land Manager and Utility Partnerships (00:04:34)

Section 2 (58 minutes)

Utility Rights-of-Way Habitat Management Examples on Natural Resource Lands

Nulhegan Basin, Silvio O. Conte NWR (00:15:00)


John Heinz NWR (Pipeline Corridor) (00:11:35)


Nassawango Creek TNC Preserve (00:08:38)


Habitat Management on Utility Rights-of-Way in the West (00:20:10)