Pollinator Pal Toolkit

Pollinator Conservation—Become a Pollinator Pal!

More than two-thirds of crop plants and over 85% of flowering plants worldwide are dependent on the services of pollinators. Today both introduced and native pollinator populations are in decline as a result of disappearance of habitat, increased pesticide use and disease. The good news is there are exciting ways to help pollinator populations bounce back through establishment of additional habitat, strategic land use management and best management practices for pesticide applications. Join us in our work to promote Pierce County pollinator populations in both rural and urban settings. See below for great technical guides and links for establishing pollinator habitat, managing pesticides and connecting to regional pollinator initiatives.

Habitat Establishment

Pollinator populations need plentiful habitat. Providing pollinators with a variety of native flowering wildflowers, trees and shrubs that bloom successively during the year is key. Strategically adding corridors and pockets of habitat into urban and agricultural landscapes provide consistent food and shelter resources. Unique nesting and shelter habitat needs of pollinators can be accommodated by managing yard debris or field and lawn borders with pollinators in mind.

     Native plant nurseries-- local resources for your plant material

     Access financial assistance for your pollinator habitat project

Pesticide Management

Simple and strategic adjustments to pesticide choice and timing can make a big difference to pollinator survival and health.

Become a Citizen Scientist

Pollinator population monitoring and tracking efforts are enlisting the help of the general public! Become a native pollinator ID nerd and help document pollinator population dynamics that will inform strategies for conservation.

Support Local Pollinator Initiatives!