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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 Pollinators
National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators
Pollinator-Friendly Best Management Practices for Federal Lands

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