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Energy for Wildlife Rights of Way Habitat Endorsement Program

How does the Program Work?

The NWTF Rights of Way(ROW) Habitat Endorsement Program is a program through which companies enroll their rights of ways where IVM is practiced to the Integrated Habitat Management(IHM) level.

To qualify, enrolled Rights of Way must be managed to promote and maintain early successional habitat. The following criteria apply:

  • ROW is maintained under a written IVM plan detailing management practices to include practice schedule.
  • Vegetation management practices generally adhere to the NWTF Habitat Endorsement approved practices matrix.
  • Accepted management practices include but are not limited to: selective herbicide applications, individual plant treatment (IPT) applications, prescribed fire and reseeding of native flora.
  • IVM program adheres to ANSI standards as detailed in ANSI 300 Part 7 and the IVM BMP companion publication.
  • All management activities are in compliance with regulations as set forth by regulatory agencies such as FERC, PHMSA, DOT and other regulatory and industry standards, as well as surface owner/local needs..
  • Mechanical control is permitted in instances of new ROW development, side trimming, emergency clearing or where required to meet federal/local requirements. However, areas with routine mechanical control regimens on the ground are typically not approved.

Annual Participation Levels

Cost Approx. Miles of ROW Approx. Acres Cost/Acre 3-year Commitment Deliverables
$10,000 40 1,000 $10 N/A
  • Listed in NWTF Annual Report
  • Listed in EFW Partners Page and in web magazine
  • Eligible to compete for annual NWTF EFW Partner Awards
$25,000 113 2,750 $9.09 $22,500/year
  • $10,000 level deliverables plus
  • 10x10 Expo Booth at Convention (based on availability)
  • Company link listed on NWTF EFW website landing page
$50,000 257 6,250 $8 $40,000/year
  • $25,000 level deliverables plus
  • Partnership shared on one social media post
  • Fan Tail Convention Sponsorship
$100,000 600 15,000 $6.67 $75,000/year
  • $10,000 level deliverables plus
  • 10x20 Expo Booth at Convention (based on availability)
  • Company link listed on NWTF EFW website landing page
  • Partnership shared on two social media posts
  • Gobbler Sponsor at Convention
  • Magazine Article
$250,000 2,500 60,000 $4.16 $175,000/year
  • $10,000 level deliverables plus
  • 10x20 Expo Booth at Convention (based on availability)
  • Company link listed on NWTF EFW website landing page
  • Partnership shared on multiple social media posts
  • Full Strut Sponsor at Convention
  • Magazine Article
  • Produce a video segment on the habitat work for digital media