With Mace Vaughn, Director, Xerces Society’s Pollinator Program and Joint Pollinator Conservation Specialist with the NRCS West National Technology Support Center.
Tuesday, October 8, 7pm
Pollinators are an indispensable part of a healthy environment and a secure food supply. One in three mouthfuls of food and beverages requires the presence of a pollinator. Despite their recognized importance, some pollinators are in decline. Learn how you can help attract and support native pollinator populations in your own backyard.
In his capacity as the Xerces Society’s Pollinator Program Director and Joint Pollinator Conservation Specialist with the NRCS West National Technology Support Center, Mace Vaughan provides technical support to the NRCS, conservation organizations, and landowners. He also supervises a national team of specialists who conduct outreach and research on habitat restoration for crop-pollinating native bees, and collaborates extensively with scientists studying the role and habitat needs of these insects. He has written numerous articles on the conservation of bees, butterflies, aquatic invertebrates, and insects. Most recently, he co-authored Attracting Native Pollinators: The Xerces Society Guide to Conserving North American Bees and Butterflies and Their Habitat.
Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Where: Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church, 5441 SE Belmont Street, Portland
Who: Everyone is welcome!
Presented by the Multnomah County Chapter of the Oregon Master Gardeners Association.