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Reports

Click on the links below to view our reports and reports developed by our partners in pollinator conservation on the following pollinator-related topics:

The Role of Native Pollinators in Agriculture

About Native Pollinators

Attracting Pollinators

Colony Collapse Disorder

Restoration Efforts

 


The Role of Native Pollinators in Agriculture

Enhancing Pollination Services and Profitability: An Opportunity for U.S. Agriculture

By: The Native Pollinators in Agriculture Project, June 2007

A report that outlines the principal findings and recommendations of the Native Pollinators in Agriculture Project

Fact Sheet: An Opportunity for U.S. Agriculture

By: The Native Pollinators in Agriculture Project, June 2007

Key points from our report, Enhancing Pollination Services and Profitability: An Opportunity for U.S. Agriculture

Free Pollination Services from Native Pollinators

By: The Native Pollinators in Agriculture Project

An overview of the importance of native pollinators for farming operations today

Farming with Pollinators: Increasing Profit and Reducing Risk

By: The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation

A fact sheet that reviews the economic contributions of pollinators to agriculture

Pollinators: Putting Food on the Table (video)

By: The Nature Conservancy

A video developed to demonstrate to students the incredible importance of pollinators to agriculture


About Native Pollinators

Bee Basics: An Introduction to our Native Bees

By: USDA Forest Service

A booklet developed to educate the public and encourage people to help protect North America’s native bees by explaining that native bees are valued for pollinating plants

Native Pollinators

By: Natural Resources Conservation Service

A leaflet that provides an overview of the value of native pollinators and the habitat requirements for a variety of native pollinators


Attracting Pollinators

Attracting Native Pollinators: Protecting North America’s Bees and Butterflies

By: The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation

A handbook that provides detailed information about creating pollinator-friendly landscapes, including sample planting designs and fifty pages of illustrated plant lists that facilitate selection of the best plants for any region

Plants for Native Bees in North America

By: The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation

A guide to selecting plants to attract native pollinators

Pollinators in Natural Areas: A Primer on Habitat Management

By: The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation

A guide to managing habitat to attract native pollinators


Colony Collapse Disorder

Global Honey Bee Colony Disorders and Other Threats to Insect Pollinators

By: The United Nations Environment Programme

A bulletin that reviews the instability of wild and managed bee populations, the driving forces, potential mitigating measures, and recommendations

Questions & Answers: Colony Collapse Disorder

By: USDA Agricultural Research Service

An update on ARS research to discover the cause(s) of CCD and develop ways for beekeepers to respond to the problem


Restoration Efforts

Wildfire Restoration Work Aims to Help Bees, Butterflies

By: The Billings Gazette

An article reviewing the efforts of Karl Christians of the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation in seeding grass and plants that attract native pollinators in Montana