The Xerces Society Receives $458,000 from the NRCS Conservation Innovation Program

July 14, 2009

Native pollinators across the United States are in decline, especially in heavily managed landscapes. Managed pollinators, including honey bees, are in need of increased pollen diversity to help bolster their resistance to disease, pesticides, and other stresses. In response to this concern, the Natural Resource Conservation Service has awarded the following two grants to the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation:

Grant 1. $255,312 to Develop and Test Pollinator Habitat Job Sheets for Six Regions of the U.S.
Grant 2. $202,631 to Promote Agricultural Sustainability through Conserving Beneficial Insects: Restoring Pollination and Pest Control Services on Farms in California’s Central Valley, Phase II.

Read complete Xerces press release here.