OOS 19-3 - Working together to supporting pollinators in cities: Connecting actors with science and growing success

Wednesday, August 9, 2017: 8:40 AM
Portland Blrm 253, Oregon Convention Center


Victoria Wojcik, Pollinator Parternship


Municipalities have increasingly been seeking to create policy and enact best management practices that promote pollinators. In many cases, the science lags behind the urgency and zeal of the community to quickly impact change. Actions and programs not rooted in the best science are more likely to not achieve results, and while this might not be immediately detrimental to pollinator health, it impacts future willingness and could have significant downstream impacts.


Here I will present the frameworks of successful policy and program development taken on by municipalities and local levels of government that have resulted in net positive actions for pollinators.