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Maximizing Pollination, Saving Pollinators
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Monday, February 22, 2021
 

BY KAREN BOSSICK

What’s all the buzz about?

Author Heather Holm will tell you how we can achieve a sustainable coexistence with pollinators -during a free virtual conversation at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24.

Holm, an award-winning author will focus on native bees and the native plants that support them in a talk named “Restoring Ecosystem Functionality and Biodiversity with Pollinators.”

The talk is the second in a series of three conversations dubbed “Thinking Globally, Acting Locally” sponsored by the Wood River Land Trust.  It can be viewed at https://livestream.com/comlib

Holm will examine restorative landscaping that can be done on a residential level and a community level as she talks about maximizing biodiversity.

A biologist and pollinator conservationist who lives in Minnesota, Hom is the author of “Pollinators of Native Places” and “Bees.” Her latest book is “Wasps.” She is working on a project to restore 10 acres of city-owned park land in her neighborhood for pollinators and people.

Keri York, the lands program manager for the Wood River Land Trust, will also talk about the work the Land Trust is doing to increase pollinator habitat in the Wood River Valley, such as the new Pollinator Meadow at Colorado Gulch Preserve near Hailey.

In March Boise State Associate Geoscience Professor Jen Pierce will discuss “Wildfires: Past, Present and Future.” Her talk will be livestreamed at 6 p.m. March 16. Pierce will discuss local solutions, among them increasing climate education in K-12 curriculum to prepare future generations to address climate change.

In January city planner Shawn Hill talked about Preventing the Devastating Impacts on Growth.

 

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