In January 2016 the TPPC established a pollinator protection workgroup.

Membership: open to any tribe working on developing a tribal pollinator protection plan. Other government agencies invited to participate.

Purpose: to serve as a support network for tribes working to take actions to protect pollinators; to develop guidelines or a template for a tribal pollinator protection plan; and to raise the visibility of the challenges tribes face as they work to protect pollinators.

Format: monthly conference calls to meet for one year.

Organization: the group may organize itself as it chooses and as such will identify a chairperson to lead group activities and a secretary to assist with planning calls, taking notes, and tracking action items.

Activities: monitor the experience of each tribe as they work to develop pollinator protection plans. Document the lessons learned. Develop a clearinghouse of tribal pollinator protection resources for tribes.


Next Meeting: September 13, 2017, 1:00PM -2:30PM EDT
Call-In Number: 1-866-299-3188
Code: 703-308-2718# (through October 2017)

Webinar Link:


  • Welcome
  • Introductions
  • 45 minutes: Presentation by Brady Kent, Yakama Nation

Brady will present a brief overview of a few past and present natural pollinator projects they have on their land. He will describe how those ideas and concepts will help in writing their pollinator protection plan.

  • Anyone on the call is welcome to provide a short summary of their current activities, challenges, progress on developing their pollinator plan.
  • Open Discussion
  • Future Meetings:
    • October: Next in-person TPPC Meeting Report
    • November: TBD. Your ideas are welcome!


Upcoming meetings are scheduled in 2017 for September 13, October 11, November 8, and December 13.


Mary Clock-Rust
TPPC Pollinator Protection Workgroup Lead
U.S. EPA, Office of Pesticide Programs
(703) 308-2718