Pollination Project in the Green Mountain National Forest

Focal Region: America’s Colonial Forests

Focal Landscape: River Valley; Green Mountain National Forest, Vermont

Overall Cost Estimate: $6,000 (NWTF contribution: $5,000; partner contribution: $1,000)

Pollination is the basis for important wildlife habitats and human food crops, but pollinator species populations (bees, butterflies, birds) are declining.

Establish foraging and nesting habitat needed to support pollinators

Create 8 acres of pollinator habitat at four forest openings in Vermont’s Green Mountain National Forest

Seed a native mix of wildflowers, forbs and grasses onto the area

Control future weed and invasive species

Develop interpretative signage to allow these areas to be used as demonstration sites

Benefits pollinator species and wild turkeys, which also make extensive use of sites as brooding areas

Partners: USDA Forest ServiceFinger Lakes/Green Mountain National Forest. Forest Service biologists are partnering with NWTF to create habitats, as well as contributing funds through our Challenge Cost Share Agreement. NWTF funding for this project provided by a grant from Bayer's Feed a Bee program. For more information, visit: feedabee.com.

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