Promoting Pollinators Through Landscape Architecture: Strategies to Improve Habitat Value & Landscape Performance - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Date: June 18, 2019

Time: 02:00PM - 03:00PM

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Pollinators are an imperative part of biodiversity and also vital to our well-being by contributing to one-third of global food production. Their populations and habitats are sharply declining. This presentation explores how pollinators can be supported at multiple scales by the collective effort between conservation ecologists and landscape architects. Join us to learn about the importance of understanding your ecoregion, ways to identify research opportunities, and how to develop a design strategy that includes foraging resources, safe locations, and materials shelter/nesting sites (or host plants for butterflies and moths—Lepidoptera).

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify current trends and major threats relating to pollinator populations and habitat.
  • Know the critical elements and key resources needed for the habitat preservation of pollinators with an emphasis on bees and lepidoptera.
  • Recognize how the work of landscape architects can contribute to the preservation and creation of pollinator habitat.
  • Strategies for implementing pollinator habitat at various scales.
  • Gain insight from lessons learned through practice.

Hosted by the ASLA Ecology and Restoration Professional Practice Network (PPN)

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Speaker(s):
Moderator(s):
  • Lee R. Skabelund, ASLA, Associate Professor, Kansas State University, Dept. of Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning
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