Fact Sheets

Pollinator Conservation

Plants for Native Bees. A series of fact sheets with information about choosing the best native plants to help bees in your region.
Pacific Northwest Plants for Native Bees
Maritime Northwest Pollinator Plant List
California Plants for Native Bees
Upper Midwest Plants for Native Bees
South Central Plants for Native Bees
Northeast Plants for Native Bees
Mid-Atlantic Plants for Native Bees
Southeast Plants for Native Bees
Plants for Native Bees in North America

Bee Nests. Fact sheets about how to make and maintain nests for native bees.
Nests for Native Bees
Tunnel Nest Construction and Management

Bumble Bee Conservation. Formerly common bumble bee North American bumble bee pollinators have shown recent signs of decline.
Bumble Bee Conservation

Pollinator Conservation.
Pollinator Conservation: Three Simple Steps to Help Bees and Butterflies
This fact sheet provides an overview on the importance of pollinators and outlines three simple steps that you can do to help conserve bees and butterflies.

Protecting Nature’s Essential Service: The Xerces Society’s Pollinator Conservation Program
A summary of the Xerces Society’s Pollinator Conservation Program and key accomplishments within the program.

Agriculture.
Native Pollinators on the Farm: What’s in it for Growers? An overview of the contribution native bees make to crop pollination, and their value to agriculture.

2008 Farm Bill Benefits to Crop Pollinators. This fact sheet provides a concise summary of the 2008 Farm Bill pollinator provisions. This new legislation encourages the incorporation of pollinator habitat into Farm Bill conservation programs, and authorizes $20 million per year in pollinator research funding.

California Native Plants for Crop-Pollinating Bees (Central Valley). A list of the most important nectar or pollen plants for crop-pollinating native bees in California’s Central Valley (based on field research conducted near Davis, California).

The following three fact sheets provide detailed information on the unique relationships between each of these crops and their pollinators, lists of the most important native bees that visit each crop, and steps that can be taken to protect or enhance habitat for these vital pollinators. The content for each sheet is based on field research conducted by Dr. Claire Kremen (University of California, Berkeley), Dr. Neal Williams and Nikki Nicola.

Native Bee Pollination of Watermelon
Native Bee Pollination of Cherry Tomatoes
Native Bee Pollination of Sunflowers for Hybrid Seed Production

Agroforesty Notes. An overview of how to provide habitat for crop-pollinating native bees in agroforestry settings in four issues, including guidelines on providing forage and nest sites for native bees and reducing pesticide use.
Overview
Bee Forage
Bee Nests
Pesticides

Butterfly Conservation

Butterfly Gardening. Hints and tips on how to convert your garden into a paradise for butterflies.

Western Monarchs in Peril. Conserving this iconic species.

Protecting Monarch Groves. Conserving Coastal Habitats of the Western Monarch Butterfly.

The Monarch Flower Partnership. Increasing the Availability of Milkweed Seed for Monarch Habitat.

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