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 Service — Finger 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.