[PCA] Pollinator Week and the National Seed Strategy

Carr, Amanda (Mandie) N ancarr at blm.gov
Fri Jun 25 13:06:05 CDT 2021

Happy Pollinator Week, everyone!

The National Seed Strategy supports pollinators by developing seed for the restoration of native plant communities pollinators depend on. Between 2015 and 2020, more than 90 National Seed Strategy projects collected native seed, produced native plants, or restored native plant communities for pollinators! Read more about the National Seed Strategy and how it supports pollinators at https://www.blm.gov/seedstrategy. You can also download the National Seed Strategy directly here: https://www.blm.gov/sites/blm.gov/files/docs/2020-12/NationalSeedStrategy_2015-2020.pdf

The goals and objectives of the National Seed Strategy are based on scientific evidence that local adaptation is important for restoring plant communities, and recent research suggests that native plants are not one-size-fits-all when it comes to pollinators either. In fact, the provenance (geographic origin) of plants is extremely important for pollinators! In a study by Bucharova et al. (2021), scientists found that the number and diversity of plant-pollinator interactions was as much as two-times higher depending on the source of the plants. You can read the full paper here: https://besjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/share/REV9ZNHKYPFSH6GYSTKB?target=10.1111/1365-2664.13866<https://besjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/share/REV9ZNHKYPFSH6GYSTKB?target=10.1111/1365-2664.13866%20>

Big thanks to all our Plant Conservation Alliance partners for all you do for pollinators!

Amanda (Mandie) Carr
Coordinator of Botanical Communication and Outreach
Bureau of Land Management (Contractor)
1387 S Vinnell Way | Boise, ID 83709
Cell (727) 409-4942
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Native Plant Material Development<https://www.blm.gov/programs/natural-resources/native-plant-communities/native-seed-and-plant-material-development>
National Seed Strategy for Rehabilitation and Restoration<https://www.blm.gov/programs/natural-resources/native-plant-communities/national-seed-strategy>
Plant Conservation Alliance<http://www.plantconservationalliance.org/>

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