Presentation Title

Pollinator Monitoring with Community Scientists in West Multnomah County

Presenter(s) Information

Laura Taylor, West Multnomah SWCDFollow

Start Date

2-5-2018 10:20 AM

End Date

2-5-2018 10:30 AM

Abstract

Over the past six years West Multnomah SWCD has embraced the initiative of pollinator conservation to help with declining pollinator populations. We have incorporated pollinator habitat into opportune projects throughout the district and developed informative tools such as the Meadowscaping Handbook and Pollinator Bloom Time Chart to help people develop their own pollinator habitats in both urban yards and rural landscapes. Two years ago we began a Community Science Pollinator Monitoring Program to investigate how well our habitat plantings supported different types of pollinators and what practices worked best. Over this time we have engaged 23 volunteers, monitored 35 properties spanning the urban to rural gradient, and provided training opportunities to five other partner organizations. Most rewardingly, many of our volunteers have become leaders in pollinator conservation and education in their communities. In this presentation, we will summarize our community science model and share results and lessons-learned from two seasons of pollinator monitoring using volunteer community scientists in West Multnomah County.

Subjects

Animal ecology, Environmental education, Habitat assessment

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https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/25625

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Pollinator Monitoring with Community Scientists in West Multnomah County

Over the past six years West Multnomah SWCD has embraced the initiative of pollinator conservation to help with declining pollinator populations. We have incorporated pollinator habitat into opportune projects throughout the district and developed informative tools such as the Meadowscaping Handbook and Pollinator Bloom Time Chart to help people develop their own pollinator habitats in both urban yards and rural landscapes. Two years ago we began a Community Science Pollinator Monitoring Program to investigate how well our habitat plantings supported different types of pollinators and what practices worked best. Over this time we have engaged 23 volunteers, monitored 35 properties spanning the urban to rural gradient, and provided training opportunities to five other partner organizations. Most rewardingly, many of our volunteers have become leaders in pollinator conservation and education in their communities. In this presentation, we will summarize our community science model and share results and lessons-learned from two seasons of pollinator monitoring using volunteer community scientists in West Multnomah County.