Xerces Society seeks Pollinator Conservation Specialist / Agronomist

Location: Preference is to locate this position at a home office in Minnesota or North Dakota. For the right candidate, we may consider additional location options.

Start Date: Hiring preference will go to candidates available to start in early to mid-January; some flexibility of start date exists.
The Xerces Society manages the largest and most advanced pollinator conservation program in the world and we offer unparalleled career opportunities for participating in some of the most cutting-edge wildlife conservation happening today. Continue reading

New Bee Better Certification for Farmers and Ranchers Who Help Bees

From the Connection

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) works with conservation partners like the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation to help farmers plan and implement conservation practices that benefit bees and other pollinators. Through a new certification program – Bee Better Certified – agricultural producers can inform consumers that they are farming in ways that benefit bees. Continue reading

Discover How to Support Pollinators with Cover Crops

Cover crops can do a lot for your farm. To learn how they can support a thriving community of pollinators and beneficial insects—which in turn can improve crop quality and yield—check out Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education’s (SARE) new 16-page publication, Cover Cropping for Pollinators and Beneficial Insects. Continue reading

Using Farm Bill programs for pollinator conservation

The updated version of Using Farm Bill Programs for Pollinator Conservation has just been released. 

Authored by multiple staff at both the Xerces Society and NRCS these guidelines provide a concise summary of how Farm Bill conservation programs, such as the Environmental Quality Incentive Program or the Conservation Reserve Program, can be used to restore or enhance habitat for pollinators on working farms and private lands.

http://www.xerces.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/using-farmbill-programs-for-pollinator-conservation-2ndEd.pdf