A new certification program from the Xerces Society and Oregon Tilth works to give bees a healthy place to live. Bee Better Certified, provides a clear way forward for farmers and food companies to be certified by a program that is science-based, third-party certified, and meaningful for pollinators.

Our Conservation Comes Home series is an effort to inform, and engage individuals in invertebrate conservation in their own backyard – and beyond. We’ll be sharing inspiring stories, as well as practical steps you can take to protect invertebrates and their habitat in your community.

Often misunderstood and wrongly maligned, native thistles provide valuable resources and fill important ecological niches. Our native thistle guide provides a wealth of information to help restore native thistles to the landscape.


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