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Pollinators

Pollinators contribute substantially to the economy of the United States and are vital to keeping fruits, nuts, and vegetables in our diets. Honey bee pollination alone adds more than $15 billion in value to agricultural crops each year in the United States. Over the past few decades, there has been a significant loss of pollinators, including honey bees, native bees, birds, bats, and butterflies, from the environment. The problem is serious and requires immediate attention to ensure the sustainability of our food production systems, avoid additional economic impact on the agricultural sector, and protect the health of the environment.

Consider planting flowering plants on or around your facility to attract pollinators.

For more information, see:

Presidential Memorandum on Pollinatorsopens in new window
National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinatorsopens in new window
Pollinator-Friendly Best Management Practices for Federal Landsnon government site opens in new window

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11 Results : Pollinators

  • Pollinator Health Strategy 2015.pdf

    M A Y 1 9 , 2 0 1 5 Pollinator Health Task Force N AT I O N A L S T R AT E G...★ May 19, 2015 On behalf of the Pollinator Health Task Force, we are pleased
    https://sftool.gov › Content › attachments › Pollinator Health Strategy 2015.pdf
  • Microsoft Word - Supporting the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators

    Other Pollinators Supporting the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators October...the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators, the Council on Environmental Quality
    https://sftool.gov › Content › attachments › supporting_the_health_of_honey_bees_and_other_pollinators.pdf
  • Human Behavior > Planted Roof - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...design can support viability of key pollinators and help promote biodiversity of...via cross-pollination (see the Presidential Memorandum on pollinators and the
    https://sftool.gov › explore › green-building › section › 83 › planted-roof › human-impact
  • Mandates / Standards > Planted Roof - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators The President issued a memorandum...restore domestic populations of pollinators, including honey bees, native bees
    https://sftool.gov › explore › green-building › section › 80 › planted-roof › relevant-mandates-and-rating-systems
  • Sustainable Sites - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...asphalt, and pervious concrete. Pollinators Pollinators contribute substantially to...vegetables in our diets. Honey bee pollination alone adds more than $15 billion
    https://sftool.gov › learn › about › 46 › sustainable-sites
  • Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    Rehabilitating Historic Buildings USDA Pollinators 2. Optimize Energy Performance 10
    https://sftool.gov › learn › about › 631 › guiding-principles-sustainable-federal-buildings
  • SECTION B

    ...infestation. Grounds areas that support pollinator nesting and foraging for honey bees...the initial pest assessment as “pollinator sensitive zones”. A written report
    https://sftool.gov › Content › attachments › GSA_IPM_Guidance.pdf
  • Guiding Principles for High Performance and Sustainable Federal Buildings and Associated Instructions

    ...including protection and promotion of pollinator habitat.8, 9 iv. Evaluate and provide...the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators, June 20, 2014: www.whitehouse.
    https://sftool.gov › Content › attachments › guiding_principles_for_sustainable_federal_buildings_and_associated_instructions_february_2016.pdf
  • GBAC Crosswalk - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    Pollution Controls 4.13 Pesticides 2.5.5 Pollinators 2.5.5.3 Supplemental Information...Prescriptive Requirements 2.5.5 Pollinators 2.5.5.3 Supplemental Information
    https://sftool.gov › learn › crosswalk
  • Living Architecture: Green Roofs for Public Buildings

    ...on honey bees and other pollinators.” [52] Pollination is essential to plant bio-diversity...Bee Program: Bees, Beekeeping, and Pollination, Department of Entomology: University
    https://sftool.gov › Content › attachments › Living_Architecture_Green_Roofs_for_Public_Buildings.pdf
  • recommendations_on_sustainable_landscaping_practices.pdf

    ...as well as habitat for desirable pollinator species. Plants that are adapted...non-native plants also support important pollinator species that are necessary for plant
    https://sftool.gov › Content › attachments › recommendations_on_sustainable_landscaping_practices.pdf

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