ASLA-NY is dedicated to sharing knowledge and encouraging communication between public officials and community leaders to improve policies and practices. In April of 2015, The White House issued a directive to Federal agencies, crafted with ASLA assistance, to develop a coordinated approach to protecting pollinators.
Following that directive, our chapter drafted a position paper to inform our members and the public about the issues, especially in regards to New York landscapes. Our goal is to help redirect a suite of human actions which have long-term adverse impacts on pollinators to favor practices which support these very beneficial species.

Read ASLA-NY Position Paper on Protecting Pollinators here: http://aslany.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/2015-09-18-ASLA-NY-Pollinator-Position-r.pdf

Past ASLA-NY Pollinator Events:

June 19, 2018 – Pollinators, Plants and People: Improving Pollinator Habitat in the Urban Environment

June 20-21, 2017 – Two tours of NYC Pollinator Gardens photos: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0Bxu91rgfDssMNEJUekt4OExIMzQ?usp=sharing

March 14, 2014 – Productive Landscapes, a 4 CEUs + a Beer Event, included a session on Pollinators in the Urban Environment. See the resources here: http://aslany.org/productive-landscapes-resources/ 

Resources

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/113395.html

Pollinator Partnership http://pollinator.org

United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service

https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/plantsanimals/pollinate/

United States Environmental Protection Agency

https://www.epa.gov/pollinator-protection/find-best-management-practices-protect-pollinators

Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation https://xerces.org/

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