Mission: Xerces society is a nonprofit organization that protects wildlife through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitat. The society is at the forefront of invertebrate protection worldwide, harnessing the knowledge of scientists and the enthusiasm of citizens to implement conservation programs.
Programs: Pollinator conservation the societys pollinator conservation program works across the united states to educate farmers, land managers, and the public about the importance of pollinating insects and to establish habitat protection and management as keys to their conservation. It directly reaches agricultural professionals and farmers through trainings, workshops, and other outreach events across the united states. As a result of the societys work, native pollinators are now a key priority for agricultural conservation programs across the united states, and its efforts have led to thousands of acres of habitat improvements for these vital insects.
endangered speciesthe societys endangered species program advocates on behalf of threatened, endangered, and at-risk invertebrates and their habitats and works with agency staff to provide resources and training for their conservation. Its current work includes efforts to protect endangered bumble bees, butterflies, freshwater mussels, tiger beetles and other invertebrates. The society protects habitat on private and public lands for the most imperiled species and regularly provides resources that help land managers conserve endangered insects and other wildlife.
aquatic conservationthe societys aquatic conservation program conducts applied research and provides advice and resources to scientists, land managers, and watershed stewards for monitoring the health of streams, rivers, and wetlands. It also works with watershed councils to assess the health of local watersheds and to analyze the success of restoration projects. The societys current work includes efforts to protect dragonflies, damselflies, freshwater mussels, and other aquatic invertebrates, and to promote ecologically sound mosquito management.