Nearly 400 million acres of land in the U.S. (approximately 36% of the country) is considered rangeland. This enormous land base provides enormous potential to create safe, perpetual habitat for pollinators and other wildlife.
The USDA NRCS Working Lands for Wildlife program is working with agricultural producers in the Midwest and southern Great Plains to combat the decline of monarch butterflies by planting milkweed and other nectar-rich plants on private lands. Visit the Working Lands for Wildlife page to find out how you can help!
For more than 80 years, USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service has helped farmers, ranchers and forest landowners make investments in their agricultural operations and local communities that keep working lands working, boost rural economies, increase the competitiveness of American agriculture and improve the quality of our air, water and soil. NRCS provides technical and financial assistance to agricultural producers to help them plan and implement a variety of conservation practices, including those that benefit bees and other pollinators. NRCS offers more than 30 conservation activities that can benefit bees.
Project ICP was formed to investigate the performance, economics, and farmer perceptions of different pollination strategies in various fruit and vegetable crops. The Project ICP website has many resources, videos, fact sheets, and more as a result of the research efforts to better inform integrated crop pollination strategies to benefit both pollinators and growers.
Oregon Tilth is a leading nonprofit certifier, serving over 3,000 farms and processors across the US and Mexico. Since 1974, Oregon Tilth's mission is to make our food system and agriculture biologically sound and socially equitable. It does this by focusing on organic certification, education, conservation, public policy and marketplace sustainability.