Heidi Lindberg, Rebecca Finneran
Michigan State University Extension
A complex topic of pollinator decline was discussed and demystified for attendees of the 2017 Protecting Pollinators in Urban Landscapes Conference.
Michigan State University Extension and North Carolina State University hosted the second national Protecting Pollinators in Urban Landscapes Conference in Traverse City, Michigan, Oct. 9-11, 2017. Approximately 142 participants with varying professional backgrounds attended the event, including researchers, educators, students, beekeepers, landscapers and arborists. The 23 sessions highlighted the breadth of issues threatening pollinator health and undermining their habitat. Approaches for educating and implementing pollinator conservation was the concluding topic.