Useful Resources

From the White House
Presidential Memorandum: Creating a Federal Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators
Fact Sheet: The Economic Challenge Posed by Declining Pollinator Populations
Blog Post: New Steps to Protect Pollinators, Critical Contributors to Our Nation’s Economy
Supporting the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators (document from the Executive Office of the President, Council on Environmental Quality and the General Services Administration containing new information on landscape design and maintenance as part of the National Pollinator Health Strategy)

From the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense
Endangered Species of Lepidoptera on DoD Installations as of FY14
MOU Between DoD and the Pollinator Partnership (2015)
Memorandum: DoD Policy to Use Pollinator-Friendly Management Prescriptions

The Facts About Pollinators
DoD Pollinator Initiatives
Pollinators: What You Can Do To Help
Pollinator Friendly Pesticide Applicator Best Management Practices (Navy) 
Pollinator Resources
Brought to You by...Pollinators (NAPPC)
Pollinators Need Our Help! (NAPPC)

DoD: Partnering for Pollinators 
Native Orchids Need Their Pollinators (Pollinator Partnership)

Technical Reports
Sustainable Landscape Designs Utilizing Native Species to Increase Pollinator Habitats on Military Lands, Legacy Project (09-461)
Identification of Insect-Plant Pollination Networks for a Midwest Installation (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)
Conserving Natural & Cultural Resources on DoD Lands; Case Studies from the DoD Conservation Program (DoD Legacy Resource Management Program)
Honey Bee Colony Collapse Disorder (Congressional Research Service)
Native Pollinators & Native Plant Demonstration Project (Dyess Air Force Base)
Risk Governance of Pollination Services (International Risk Governance Council)
Status of Pollinators in North America (The National Academies)

Useful Articles
Brazil's Bats to Face Climate Change Squeeze (Scientific American)
Alpine Bee Tongues Shorten as Climate Warms (Science News)
Honeybee’s African Ancestors May Hold Cure for Biting Mite Plague (LiveScience)
Honeybee Genetics Fight Pathogens (The Western Producer)
Bee Pastures May Help Pollinators Prosper (Science Daily)
Scientists and Soldiers Solve a Bee Mystery (New York Times)
Pollination and Restoration (Science Magazine)
Pollinator Conservation: Roadsides (The Xerces Society)
Protecting Pollinators (Explorer News)
The Alluring and Alien Sights of a Bee in Ultra Close-up (Discover Magazine)
Insects that are Beneficial to Your Garden (Garden Forever)

PowerPoint Templates
Habitat Restoration to Benefit Pollinators (Mary Anderson)

Pocket Guides to Identifying.... (The Xerces Society)
The Western Bumble Bee (Bombus Occidentilis)
The Rusty Patched Bumble Bee (Bombus Affinis)
The Yellowbanded Bumble Bee (Bombus Terricola)

PollinatorLIVE: A Distant Learning Adventure
USGS CoreCast: Bees Are Not Optional
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services: Endangered Species Program:  Endangered Species Day at the U.S. Botanic Gardens

Government Agencies
Armed Forces Pest Management Board Photo Library (
Environmental Protection Agency: Pollinator Protection (
National Biological Information Infrastructure: Pollinators (
U.S. Department of Agriculture (
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Pollinators (
U.S. Forest Service: Celebrating Wildflowers (

Michigan State University: Enhancing Beneficial Insects with Native Plants (
Urban Bee Gardens (
USDA National Agroforestry Center (

Non-Governmental Organizations
Bat Conservation and Management (
Bat Conservation International (
Journal of Pollination Ecology (
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (
National Wildlife Federation: Create a Certified Wildlife Habitat (
North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (
Pollinator Conservation Digital Library (
Pollinator Partnership (
SaveNature.Org (
The National Academy of Sciences: Status of Pollinators in North America (
Wildlife Habitat Council (
Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation (
Hom and Garden Resources for Master Gardens (

Photographs used on this website courtesy of:
Mary Anderson, Peter Boice, USFWS, and Xerces Society.
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