Monday, March 18, 2013

Pollinator habitat program proposed for State lands

Companion bills introduced in the State House and Senate would establish a program to enhance habitat for honeybees and other pollinators on State lands.  The program also would allow pollinator-enhancement on certain lands subject to conservation easements.  The House bill is H.F. 595; the Senate bill is S.F. 1371.

Interest in pollinator habitat has increased across all sectors of agricultural interests, from urban growers and suburban hobby farmers to large commercial farmers.  For more information about the importance of pollinators and how to foster healthy pollinator habitat on your own property, visit the University of Minnesota Extension program.