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Online: Best Practices for Pollinators Summit

February 29 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm CST

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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until February 29, 2024

Best Practices for Pollinators Summit logo with text and flower imagery.

Registration is open for 2024: Feb 27, Feb 28 and Feb 29.

Learn ecologically sound land practices that promote pollinators, climate resilience, clean waters and lands. Practical knowledge and innovation on pesticide reduction, habitat installation, fostering soil health, pollinator biology, pollinator conservation and more. Co-hosts Pollinator Friendly Alliance and The Xerces Society for Invertebrate ConservationRead more.

Schedule for Feb. 27 – Feb. 29 (in process, and not in order of presentation time)

  • Urban soil life: Invertebrate animals and their roles in soil health, Jennifer Hopwood & Stephanie Frischie, Xerces Society
  • Huffman prairie: the long view, plant and animal abundance, David Nolan, Ecologist
  • Fungi insects, Sarah Foltz Jordan, Biologist
  • Native bee specialists, plant hosts, threats and conservation, Heather Holm, Biologist and author
  • Indigenous practices on the land, Ferin Davis Anderson, Lead Environmental Scientist, Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
  • Restoring relationships and beneficial fire to Great Lakes forests, Evan Larson Ph.D, University of Platteville
  • Catastrophic Regime Shifts in Midwest Savanna Ecosystems: Restoration and Why it Matters, Stephen Thomforde, Senior Ecologist, Stantec
  • Monarch Habitat Management and Research Needed to Improve It, Dr. Ray Moranz, Xerces
  • Living with wild things, Hope Flanigan, Dream of Wild Health
  • Understanding wildflower forage value: Advocating for plant diversity to ranchers, Rae Powers & Sarah Hamilton-Buxton, Xerces
  • Supporting beneficial birds with native habitat, Shelly O’Connor, Wild Farm Alliance
  • Leveraging our power as plant buyers to get pollinator-safe plants, Sharon Selvaggio, Xerces Society
  • Importance of forests and woody habitat for pollinators, Kass-Urban Mead, Xerces
  • BMPs to convert old fields to pollinator habitat, Karin Jokela, Xerces Society and Gina Hugo, Sherburne County Public Works/Parks Director
  • Mosquito IPM in practice, Rella Abernathy, City of Boulder
  • and more to come

Recorded presentations from past summits are posted on two websites:


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