2018 Pollinator Summit
Friday, October 12, 2018 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum | Chaska, MN
$70 Arboretum Members & Conference Affiliates
$80 General Registration
Fee includes Arboretum admission, lunch and coffee break
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Pollinators and other beneficial insects 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. There is hope though: through research, innovative land management, and forward thinking policies, we can plant solutions for pollinators in our region. This summit will bring together the newest research and best management practices to inform and inspire your work for pollinators.
By 2018, there are countless pollinator gardens, habitats, conserved lands, and buffers established in our region. It's been enough time to consider some longer term impacts, unexpected outcomes, and obstacles. Learn how established pollinator habitat sites are doing, from roadways to agricultural lands, and what research is telling us about them.
2018 Keynote Speakers
Making Insects: A guide to restoring the little things that run the world
Sponsored by Minnesota Native Landscapes
Pollinators In and Around Agriculture
Pollinator Conservation Program Co-Director at the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. In this role Eric Lee-Mäder works across the world with farmers and agencies such as the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and the United Nations FAO to enhance biodiversity in agricultural lands.
His professional background includes previous work as an extension farm educator, commercial beekeeper, and crop consultant for the seed industry. Eric is the author of several books including the best-selling, Attracting Native Pollinators, and Farming with Beneficial Insects: Strategies for Ecological Pest Management.
In addition to his professional background Eric farms native plants on Whidbey Island in Washington’s Puget Sound and owns Northwest Meadowscapes a native grass and wildflower seed company serving Washington and Oregon.
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Cancellation Policy: Registration cancellations must be made two weeks prior to class date in order to receive refund. A $5 processing fee will apply.
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2018 Sponsors & Exhibitors
Minnesota Native Landscapes
Minnesota Golf Course Superintendents Association
Natural Shore Technologies, Inc
Prairie Moon Nursery
Prairie Restorations, Inc.
The Xerces Society
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