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: August 8, 2018; 1-2:30 PM EDT
Call-In Number: 202-991-0477; Code: 5471071

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  • Take Attendance/Introductions
  • Review and discuss the 2018 CSKT Pollinator Plan (Jasmine)
  • We don’t have a guest speaker for the meeting this time, but we will discuss ideas for future guest speakers.  What are you interested in hearing about (related to pollinators)?
  • Open discussion.
  • Future meeting dates: 9/12/1810/10/1811/14/1812/12/18.

Our meetings are each second Wednesday of the month.



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