• Identify non-Apis bees with the potential to be developed into economically useful pollinators.

  • Develop commercially viable methods for culturing economically important species of bumble bees and solitary bees for use as crop pollinators.

Wild Bees
  • Inform the public—in particular, the agricultural community and managers of golf courses, urban parks, and other large urban-suburban areas such as industrial and academic campuses—about current knowledge of actions (such as creating pollinator habitat) that can be taken to manage pollinators.

  • Conduct field studies in different regions of North America to determine the suites of key floral resources for use in restoration protocols in each region.

  • Conduct additional studies that can be used to improve existing restoration protocols, including monitoring the influence of restoration activities on population and community dynamics of pollinators and understanding land managers’ willingness to adopt restoration practices.

  • Define land-management practices (by NRCS state offices) that encourage pollinator populations that are eligible for federal payments under existing Farm Bill conservation programs such as EQIP, WHIP, CRP, and CSP.

  • Integrate land management practices that encourage pollinator populations at the state level into existing Farm Bill conservation programs such as EQIP, WHIP, CRP, and CSP.

  • Conserve existing natural habitats in human-dominated landscapes.



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