Webinar focused on opportunities for pollinators
AMES, Iowa – Iowa Learning Farms will held a webinar on Jan. 13 that provided information on pollinators, the threats they face, opportunities for establishing high quality habitat for pollinators, and how to get projects started.
Pollinators, as a group, are in decline. Jeff Jensen, a program manager and field coordinator for Trees Forever, covered what pollinators are and why they’re important; how to establish trees, shrubs, and prairie for pollinator habitat; good stewardship for pollinators; soil and water improvements through perennials; and how to talk with landowners about starting a project.
“It is said that bees and other pollinators are responsible for roughly every third bite of food we eat, so the decline in pollinator species is alarming,” said Jensen, who manages the Working Watersheds: Buffers and Beyond program for Trees Forever and has been working in the area of sustainable agriculture and agroforestry for almost 20 years. “However, we have many tools in the toolbox to help pollinator species recover and thrive, and it all starts with habitat.”
The webinar was recorded and archived on the ILF website, so that it can be watched at any time.
Archived webinars are available at https://bit.ly/3oscfWk.