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Interior Department Releases National Seed Strategy for Landscape Scale Rehabilitation and Restoration
Posted August 18, 2015
The Department of the Interior announced the release of a National Seed Strategy for rehabilitation and restoration to help foster resilient and healthy landscapes.
The Strategy, developed in partnership with the Plant Conservation Alliance and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, guides ecological restoration across major landscapes, especially for those lands damaged by rangeland fires, invasive species, severe storms, and drought. The Strategy emphasizes importance of planting appropriate seeds to help grow plant life and pollinator habitat, which are critical natural defenses against climate change.
- Read the Department of the Interior newsletter (PDF, 37 KB)
- National Seed Strategy for Rehabilitation and Restoration (PDF, 12 MB)
Monarch Institute Trains Habitat Stewards who will Share their Knowledge with Future Generations
Posted August 18, 2015
Recently, Urban Connections collaborated with Forest Service International Programs, University of Minnesota Monarch Lab, and the Urban Ecology Center to host the “North American Monarch Institute.” Experts taught participants how to create schoolyard habitats for monarch butterflies, how to perform outdoor science experiments in the habitat, and build a class of future stewards.
National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators
Posted July 16, 2015
On May 19, 2015, the Secreatary of the Department of Agriculture and the Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, on the behalf of the Pollinator Health Task Force, transmitted the National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators (Strategy). Developed through a collaborative effort across the Executive Branch, this Strategy outlines a comprehensive approach to tackling and reducing the impact of multiple stressors on pollinator health, including pests and pathogens, reduced habitat, lack of nutritional resources, and exposure to pesticides.
- National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators, Pollinator Health Task Force, May 19, 2 015 (PDF, 746 KB)
- Appendices (PDF, 488 KB)
- Pollinator Research Action Plan, Report of the Pollinator Health Task Force, May 19, 2015 (PDF, 685 KB)
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