2017 Summit was standing room only. An independent poll shows 87% of Minnesota citizens are concerned about pollinator decline, and justifiably so. Bees and pollinators are struggling, putting natural ecosystems and agricultural systems at risk. Government needs to act now with new local, county and state land management practices and policies. The Best Practices for Pollinators Summit provides resources, background and innovation. This comprehensive summit is packed full of useful and practical knowledge.
TOPICS INCLUDE Pollinator Conservation & Ecology, Managing Landscape for Protection of Endangered Species, Pesticide Drift Effects on Butterflies, Pesticides: Herbicides, Fungicides, Insecticides, Herbicide-Free Weed Control for Habitat Establishment, Round Table Discussions: Pollinator Communities, Funding, Urban Habitat, Motivating Staff, Importance of Good Policy, Mapping for Protected Pollinator Habitat, Rethinking Roadsides, Innovative Park Management Practices for Pollinator Conservation & Plant Diversity
Presenters include: Xerces Society | Pollinator Friendly Alliance | University of Minnesota | Three Rivers Park District | Minnesota Zoo | Dept. of Agriculture | Dept. of Transportation | Washington County Conservation District | Washington County Public Works & Parks | Rep. Rick Hansen | Board of Water & Soil Resources | Dakota County Parks | Wildflower Project .....and more.