[permaculture] The Xerces Society - New Online Pollinator Resource Center

Lawrence F. London, Jr. venaurafarm at bellsouth.net
Wed Dec 16 05:37:41 EST 2009

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Subject:	 The Xerces Society - New Online Pollinator Resource Center
From:	Matthew Shepherd <[log in to unmask]>
Date:	Tue, 15 Dec 2009 16:00:35 -0800

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The Xerces Society’s Pollinator Conservation Resource
Center<http://www.xerces.org/pollinator-resource-center/>is now
on-line! Containing a wealth of information, the resource center
gives access to all you need to complete a pollinator conservation project
in any region of the United States. When you visit the resource center,
select your region from the map to access plant lists, details of creating
and managing nest sites, pesticide protection guides, and practical guidance
on planning and implementing habitat projects on farmlands, gardens, golf
courses, parks, and wildlands.

Visit the Pollinator Conservation Resource

We want the resource center to be the most comprehensive source of
pollinator conservation information currently on-line and will update it as
often as we can, adding new materials as they become available. However, if
you know of an additional resource that could be added, we’ll be happy to
consider it. Send your suggestions to Mace Vaughan <[log in to unmask]>,
Xerces’ Pollinator Program Director.

The resource center is the result of a collaboration with Neal Williams of
the University of California at Davis. In particular, we thank Katharina
Ullmann, previously with the Xerces Society and now a member of Neal
William’s research group, for gathering many of the resources. Funding for
this comes from Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education,
Columbia Foundation, Panta Rhea Foundation, Disney Wildlife Conservation
Fund, CS Fund, Wildwood Foundation, CERES/Greater Milwaukee Foundation,
Bullitt Foundation, Organic Valley, The Organic Farming Research Foundation,
and Xerces Society members. Thank you to all of our funders and supporters
who have made this exciting development possible!

We are excited to announce that Jennifer Hopwood has joined the Xerces
Society staff as our new Midwest Pollinator Outreach Coordinator. Jennifer
is taking over many of the tasks done in the Midwest by Eric Mader, who
recently moved to our Portland office.

Jennifer’s roots extend deep in the Midwest, where she has studied
pollinators in tallgrass prairie, woodlands, a research farm, and urban
community gardens. Prior to joining Xerces, Jennifer held various teaching,
research, and outreach positions at Washington University in St. Louis, Iowa
State University, and Des Moines Area Community College. Jennifer holds a
masters degree in entomology from the University of Kansas; her research
focused on bee communities in roadside prairie plantings and prairie
remnants. In her new role, Jennifer will work to provide informational
resources and training about pollinator habitat management, creation, and
restoration projects to agricultural professionals and land managers across
the Midwest. Jennifer is currently based at the Missouri Botanical Garden in
St. Louis and can be reached at [log in to unmask]

The Xerces Society is an international, nonprofit organization that protects
wildlife through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitat. For
over three decades, the Society has been at the forefront of invertebrate
conservation, harnessing the knowledge of scientists and the enthusiasm of
citizens to implement conservation programs.

Sonoran bumble bee (*Bombus sonorus*) photographed in LaJolla, California by
Renee Patton, www.reneepatton.com.

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