White House Strategy for Pollinators Highlights Opportunities to Create More & Better Upland Habitat

May 22, 2015 12:57 AM

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ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The White House report released this week, National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators, shined a spotlight on the need to increase the quantity and quality of upland habitat nationwide. The Chief Executive’s focus on habitat creation isn’t just good news for bees and butterflies, but it’s also important to a host of grassland and wildflower-dependent species, including pheasants and quail. Of note, the report documents the importance of the 24-million acre Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), a number that could soon dwindle without policy-maker support.

“The Conservation Reserve Program offers 24 million reasons to be excited for the long-awaited release of a national strategy for protecting and promoting pollinators,” stated Pete Berthelsen, director of habitat partnerships for Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever. “The White House directive has fa...

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