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As a science-based organization, the Xerces Society produces dozens of publications annually, all of which employ the best available research to guide effective conservation efforts. Our publications range from guidelines for land managers, to brochures offering overviews of key concepts related to invertebrate conservation, from books about supporting pollinators in farmland, to region-specific plant lists. We hope that whatever you are seeking—whether it's guidance on making a home or community garden pollinator-friendly, advice on developing a local pesticide reduction strategy, or detailed information on restoring habitat—you will find it here!

 

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for Pollinators and Beneficial Insects
The plants on this list are recommended for use in pollinator habitat restoration and enhancement projects in agricultural landscapes in the California Central Valley Region.
for Pollinators and Beneficial Insects
The plants on this list are recommended for use in pollinator habitat restoration and enhancement projects in agricultural landscapes in the California Southern Coast Region.
for Pollinators and Beneficial Insects
The plants in this list are recommended for use in pollinator habitat restoration and enhancement projects in urban, rural, natural, and agricultural landscapes in the California Deserts and Southern Nevada.
for Pollinators and Beneficial Insects
The plants in this list are recommended for use in pollinator habitat restoration and enhancement projects in agricultural landscapes in the California Sierra Foothills Region.

A simplified handout explaining how to talk to a plant vendor to find out if their plants are pollinator-safe when it comes to pesticides. 

California

This information sheet has details of the plant species included in the California Monarch and Pollinator Habitat Kits, an overview of the habitat kit project, and guidance on how to request a kit.

(U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

Conservation recommendations from the U.S.

Although grapes do not require insect pollination in order to set fruit, vineyards can be excellent locations for establishing pollinator habitat. Permanent and temporary habitat in vineyards can support declining pollinator populations contributing to species recovery in key geographic areas throughout the state. Pollinator habitat plantings also attract other beneficial insects such as natural enemies that prey on crop pests.

Developed by the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, with support from Oregon Tilth and the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, Bee Better Certified works with farmers and food companies to make places that are better for bees and other pollinators. This brochure serves as an informative introduction to the program.
Bee Better Certified® is the gold standard of pollinator-focused farm certification programs. Developed by the Xerces Society, the world’s largest science-based pollinator conservation organization, Bee Better Certified builds upon nearly two decades of on-farm habitat research and development.