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Pollinator Conservation Short Course

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Date August 23, 2017
Time 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM EST
Location Big Flats Plant Materials Center, Big Flats, NY
Registration Required Yes
Fee Description Registration is $45 per person.


Learn how to attract native pollinators to fields, farms, and orchards!

This full day workshop, instructed by Kelly Gill of the Xerces Society, will focus on concepts around protecting and enhancing populations of pollinators, especially bees, in agricultural landscapes. The course will provide an overview of bee natural history and farm practices that support pollinators, such as protecting and creating habitat, modified horticultural practices, and advice on how to manage pests while protecting pollinators. In addition to receiving the latest cutting edge scientific findings, course participants will conduct a field tour to practice identifying bees and their habitat.

Introductory topics include the principles of pollinator biology and integrated crop pollination, the economics of insect pollination, basic bee field identification, and evaluating pollinator habitat. Advanced modules will cover land management practices for pollinator protection, pollinator habitat restoration, incorporating pollinator conservation into federal conservation programs, selection of plants for pollinator enhancement sites, management of natural landscapes, and financial and technical resources to support these efforts. Throughout the short course these training modules are illustrated by case studies of pollinator conservation efforts across the country.

*Continuing Education Credits Available*
Certified Crop Adviser (5 CEUs)

Short Course Details 

Agenda:

Click here for the full agenda and more information about the course.

Cost:

Registration is $45 per person.

Registrants will receive the Xerces Society's Pollinator Conservation Toolkit which includes Xerces' book Attracting Native Pollinators as well as habitat management guidelines and relevant USDA-NRCS and extension publications.

Please plan on bringing a sack lunch with you to the course.

Online Registration:

Advanced registration is required.

Click here to register for the course

**All USDA NRCS personnel, please contact me by email Shawnna.clark@ny.usda.gov  for registration. 

For more information, please contact: Jillian Vento, 503-232-6639