BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES FOR MONARCHS AND POLLINATORS ON WESTERN RANGELANDS

Author: 
Pelton, Emma
Publisher: 
Society for Range Management
Publication Year: 
2018
Description: 
Many wild pollinator species, including monarch butterflies and some bumble bee species, are in decline. Rangelands are essential to the conservation of pollinators, but land managers need science-based, actionable guidance. The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation is working with multiple public land management agencies to develop meaningful Best Management Practices (BMPs) for monarchs and pollinators on western rangelands. The BMPs will address the needs of native bees and butterflies, including monarchs´┐Ża species which has declined by over 90% in the past few decades. The BMPs are based on 1) a thorough literature review of peer-reviewed and technical materials related to rangelands and pollinators and 2) surveys and interviews with practitioners and researchers who understand the science, practice, and economic issues related to pollinator conservation and habitat management in rangelands. Management practices addressed in the BMPs include grazing, mowing, fire, pesticide use, restoration practices, and invasive species management. Guidance is region-specific and include optimal methods and timing of management activities for relevant species. The management practices are summarized in clear, concise guidance which can be used by practitioners in the field. The BMPs provide both a roadmap and technical guidance for incorporating pollinator conservation into rangeland management in the West.
Conference Name: 
SRM Reno, NV
Conference Date: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Resource Type: 
Text
Document Type: 
Conference Proceedings
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