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Xerces Society's Pollinator Conservation Planning Short Course

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Xerces Society's Pollinator Conservation Planning Short Course wil be offered in 36 states over the next three years.

What
  • Classes
When Jun 15, 2010
from 12:00 am to 12:00 am
Where Univeristy of New Hampshire Extension - Boscawen, NH
Contact Name
Contact Phone 503-232-6639
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New Hampshire Pollinator Short Course
Lead by Eric Mader, National Pollinator Outreach Coordinator
This day-long short course will equip conservationists, land managers, farm educators, and agricultural professionals with the latest science-based approaches to increasing crop security and reversing the trend of pollinator decline, especially in heavily managed agricultural landscapes.

Short Course topics include the basic principles of pollinator biology, the economics of insect pollination, recognizing native bee species, and assessment of pollinator habitat. Advanced modules will cover farm management practices for pollinator protection, the development of habitat enhancements (including selecting appropriate plants) and using Farm Bill conservation programs to help farmers restore habitat. An overview of additional funding sources and technical support available to land managers will also be provided. Throughout the workshop these training modules are illustrated by real case studies of pollinator conservation efforts across the country, and will be supported by field observations.

The Xerces Society's Pollinator Conservation Planning Short Course will be offered in 36 states over the next three years. Funding for this effort has been provided through three grants from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education's (SARE) Professional Development Program.

REGISTRATION
To register please visit the Events section of the Xerces Society website: http://www.xerces.org/

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