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“Native Pollinators and How to Attract Them*”

Mace Vaughan, Xerces Society Pollinator Conservation Program Co-Director and Partner Biologist and Pollinator Conservation Specialist, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. 

Pollinators are an indispensable part of a healthy environment and a secure food supply. One in three mouthfuls of food and beverages requires the presence of a pollinator. Despite their recognized importance, some pollinators are in decline. Join us as Mace Vaughan, of Xerces Society's Pollinator Conservation Program presents options for attracting native pollinators, with an overview of common native pollinators in the Portland area. Xerces Society materials will be available for purchase as well as copies of some of Mace's publications. 

Mace Vaughan serves as The Xerces Society’s Pollinator Conservation Program Co-Director and also as a partner biologist and Pollinator Conservation Specialist with the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Portland, Oregon. Mace has led Xerces’ Pollinator Conservation Program since 2003. During his tenure at the Xerces Society, the pollinator program has grown from a small pilot project on California farms to a national program, implementing pollinator and beneficial insect conservation projects across the U.S. Helping to oversee a team of twenty-four pollinator conservation specialists and several consultants, Mace helps to manage the largest pollinator conservation team in the country. 

Mace has written numerous articles on the conservation of beneficial insects, and is co-author of several books, including Attracting Native Pollinators: Protecting North America’s Bees and Butterflies and Farming with Native Beneficial Insects. He was a lecturer on honey bee biology and beekeeping at Cornell University, from which he holds Degrees in Entomology, Natural Resource Management, and Teaching.

*Designated for 1 hr continuing garden education credit