13th ANNUAL NAPPC INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
|Task Forces are cross discipline, short-term, project-oriented groupings designed to accomplish specific task(s). NAPPC partners will have the opportunity to provide input into groups on which they do not serve. New Task Forces will be created as needed.
The Task Forces are made up of disparate, interested parties who work to accomplish one specific pollinator related task.
List of Task Forces and Descriptions:
Agriculture- Create and distribute simple pollinator information handout for use at farmers markets, ensure that farmer-rancher profiles are on NAPPC website, and support bee and other pollinator forage in agriculture.
View the Agriculture Task Force Page by clicking here.
Bat- Create tri-national pollinating bat brochures and create a White Paper committee.
Bee Competition – Compile a list of peer reviewed publications. Work to develop a complete resource outlining native bee and honey bee interactions.
Bombus- Work with IUCN and other programs to support bumble bees and to expand on and publish the Bombus White Paper.
Citizen, Education and Outreach (C.E.O.) - Create and support monitoring via citizen science; disseminate the BeeSmart™ School Garden Kit, Nature’s Partner’s Curriculum; the BeeSmart™ Pollinator Gardener App; and look for speaking opportunities.
Faith Community- Connect organized communities of all faiths to pollinator friendly practices at churches, mosques, synagogues, and temples.
Honey Bee Health- Award research grants if funding is secured. Create accurate web based resource on Honey Bee Health.
View the Honey Bee Health Task Force Page by clicking here.
International- Determine ways Mexico, Canada, and US can work through NAFTA, IUBS, ICPPR, IPI, CBD, and other agreements to solidify pollinator importation policies, and other trade related support for pollinators.
Orchids- Create a panel to review and evaluate the 2014 Orchids and Their Pollinators artist submissions. This TF will work with the chosen artist on the scientific accuracy of the final product. They will also help promote and distribute the poster.
Pesticides- Develop curriculum for professional applicators, disseminate brochures already prepared, and provide updates on SETAC Pellston and European collaboration.
S.H.A.R.E. – Develop outreach for land managers, gardeners, and farmers to Simply Have Areas Reserved for the Environment (S.H.A.R.E.). This Task Force will work in collaboration with the C.E.O. Task.