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2015 Pollinator Summit: Designing for Pollinators - Enhancing Our Communities
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THE POLLINATOR SUMMIT will focus on protecting pollinators by restoring ecological functions to the urban landscape through design and management, and recognizing the ecological and economic benefits that using best practices brings to our communities.

8/13/2015
When: 8/13/2015
8:30 AM
Where: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Drive
Chaska, Minnesota  55318
United States
Contact: 612-301-1210

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BEES, MONARCHS, AND OTHER POLLINATORS are in trouble, with multiple stressors such as habitat loss, fragmentation, pesticide use, and disease all contributing to alarming declines in their health and biodiversity. This has serious implications for the health of our landscapes, our food systems, and our communities.
THE 2015 POLLINATOR SUMMIT will focus on protecting pollinators by restoring ecological functions to the urban landscape through design and management, and recognizing the ecological and economic benefits that using best practices brings to our communities. Those who plan, design, or manage landscapes, and those who guide public policy, will leave the Summit with a better understanding of the often complex nature of supporting pollinators in an urban environment, and inspired to take action in their own work. Join us to learn the latest and find out what you can do.
KEY GOALS OF THE SUMMIT
• Increase our understanding of current research-based information related to increasing pollinator health and diversity in our communities.
• Translate our knowledge into effective new policies to influence urban landscape design and management.
• Transform on-the-ground practices to better support healthy plants and healthy pollinators in our communities.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
landscape designers · landscape architects · land managers · state and local agency staff · parks and public works staff · community planners · non-profit staff · urban gardeners · elected and appointed officials · commercial growers · builders and developers · concerned citizens · others inspired to protect pollinators

 

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SUMMIT HIGHLIGHTS
Opening Plenary
Tom Melius
Regional Director for the Midwest Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Dr. Marla Spivak
MacArthur Fellow, Distinguished McKnight Professor, Extension Entomologist, University of Minnesota
Keynote Presentation
Sarah Bergmann
Reconnecting Landscapes in the Anthropocene
Sarah Bergmann
Founder and Director, Pollinator Pathway®
Panel Discussion: Landscape design and restoration that supports pollinators
Pollinator Primer: The basics on the needs and stewardship of native pollinators and honeybees

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Lanscape Planning and Design Landscape Management and Maintenance
Connectivity and Pollinator Corridors Maintaining Plant Diversity in the Landscape
Unconventional Spaces for Pollinator Pockets Commercial Plant Production and Integrated Pest Management
Policy Barriers and Successes Landscape Management for Turf, Parks, and Open Spaces
Planting Design Specifications for Pollinator Habitat Managing Life Cycles and Habitat Management
Plant Materials and Supply Public Perceptions and Landscapes

PLUS

Stick around for happy hour, networking, and a free garden tour!

 

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