Mission: The Pollinator Partnership protects the health of managed and native pollinating animals vital to our North American ecosystems and agriculture . The e Pollinator Partnership’s mission is to promote the health of pollinators, critical to food and ecosystems, through conservation, education, and research. Signature initiatives include the NAPPC (North American Pollinator Protection Campaign), National Pollinator Week, and the Ecoregional Planting Guides.
Programs: North american pollinator protection campaign (www. Nappc. Org) - nappc is affiliated with over 120 organizations, working to implement promote and support a clear, continent-wide coordinated action plan to encourage activities that assure documented increases in numbers and health of both resident and migratory pollinating species. The goal of the nappc conference is to plan for significant initiatives related to increased awareness and direct involvement in pollinator throughout north america by engaging the audiences that have the most potential to create positive gains for pollinators. These target protection audiences have been identified as federal public land managers, farmers and ranchers, gardeners and food consumers, utility and transportation rights of way managers, and municipal areas and golf course superintendents. A few highlights of nappc accomplishments include (1) partnering with numerous government organiztions influencing over 1. 5 billion acres of u. S. Land, (2) creation of pollinator-friendly ecoregional planting guides free to download on the pollinator partnership website, (3) the ecoregional guides are a series of 24 page, beautifully illustrated booklets describing all that is needed in each ecoregion of the 35 bailey's ecosystem provinces. Each guide has a different cover illustrating the farming and wildlife communities of the location. Each has a customized plant list for the ecoregion, a list of bloom periods, and habitat hints. Specific instructions are given for farmers, public land managers and home gardeners. Also included are how-to checklists, background on pollinators of all types, resources for further investigation, and a request for feedback. Because the guides are online, we can update them and make additions as we receive feedback from users. They are also available as a free app bee smart, pollinator gardener planting guide.
cdrc - corn dust research - the cdrc funded three research teams, led by dr. Reed johnson of ohio state university, dr. Mary harris of iowa state university, and dr. Art schaafsma, university of guelph on behalf of the grain farmers of ontario. It is hoped that the preliminary results and provisional recommendations will inform best practices for the 2014 planting season. Additional research in subsequent seasons will be needed to replicate and substantiate the findings. The consequences of potential harm to honey bees have been taken very seriously by every institution involved in this collaboration. We have achieved something remarkable and rare - a consortium working together to improve the situation for honey bees through balanced, unbiased, and cooperative engagement in objective science.
pollinator habitat and research - the polinator partnership conducts studies to assess the effects of habitat plantings, restorations, competition between species, and sustainable programs to support pollinator habitat. In addition to this monitoring and survey function, the pollinator partnership (p2) advocates our s. H. A. R. E. (simply have areas reserved for the environment) approach to the planet. Every human interface with a landscape can simply have areas reserved for the environment. We believe that pollinators show the way to sharing. When you plant for pollinators, then plants, pollinators, people, and the environment all benefit. From backyards to window boxes, schools to farms, from churches to corporations, everyone is getting involved and registering their s. H. A. R. E. Landscape. Our goalis to register 1,000,000 s. H. A. R. E. Sites by 2020. Our web site www. Pollinator. Org has the easy upload form that can include photos or logos from the site. The resulting google-map is buidling across the globe, showing places fo keen pollinator interest as well as opportunities to increase habitat for pollinators.
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