Bumble Bee Ecology and Conservation

Join the conversation to learn the conservation status of North America’s bumble bees (including the federally endangered rusty patched bumble bee, Bombus affinis), threats they face, and conservation measures known to support healthy bee communities. Sponsored by USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, this webinar will cover the basics of bumble bee ecology and conservation. Participants will learn the status of North America’s nearly 50 species of bumble bees, the threats they face, and the role that important habitat features and land management play in supporting robust bumble bee communities. Participants will also learn basic identification skills as well as the resources available for a more in depth investigation. Learn more…


  • Rich Hatfield, Senior Conservation Biologist, Xerces Society, Portland, OR; Red List Authority for the IUCN Bumble Bee Specialist Group

Session Details: May 22, 2018 1:00 pm US/Eastern     Duration: 01:00

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*** Please join the session 15 minutes prior to the start of the webinar. ***

All live webinars are recorded. Within a week of the live event, a View button provides access to the on-demand replay. CEUs are available for on-demand webinars.

Who should participate?

Conservationists; Agronomists; Foresters; Grazing Lands Specialists; Wildlife Biologists; Land Owners and Managers; Technical Service Providers

Education Credits Units:

  • Certified Crop Advisors – 1 hour CCA – PM Credit
  • New York Logger Training – .25 hour NYLT TLC
  • Society of American Foresters – 1 hour Category 1 Credit
  • Society for Range Management – 1 hour SRM Credit
  • Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) – 1 hour SER-CERP Credit
  • Conservation Planner – 1 hour Conservation Planning Credit

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