Pollinating animals travel from plant to plant carrying pollen on their bodies in a vital interaction that allows the transfer of genetic material critical to the reproductive system of most flowering plants.

TPPC Pollinator Protection Workgroup

About Us

In 2021 the TPPC established a new pollinator protection workgroup.

Membership: Open to any tribe working on developing a tribal pollinator protection plan. Other government agencies, researchers, and experts are 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.

Organization: The group has three co-chairs and will publish meeting minutes on the website. Workgroup meetings will focus on learning about ways tribes can: enhance pollinator habitats, grow more native pollinator-attractive plants, develop tribal pollinator protection plans, identify native pollinators, enhance youth education around pollinators, assess their land resources relative to pollinator habitat, and more. Guest speakers will include pollinator experts from around the country including tribes sharing experiences and successes.

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.

Meeting Information

If you’re interested in attending an upcoming meeting please contact one of the people below for the Zoom link and passcode.

2023 Pollinator Workgroup Meetings

  • January 9, 2023
  • February 6, 2023
  • March 6, 2023
  • April 3, 2023
  • May 1, 2023

2022 Pollinator Workgroup Meetings

  • January 10, 2022
  • February 2, 2022
  • March 7, 2022
  • April 4, 2022
  • May 2, 2022
  • June 6, 2022
  • July 11, 2022
  • August 15, 2022
  • September 5, 2022
  • October 3, 2022
  • November 7, 2022
  • December 15, 2022

2019 Pollinator Workgroup Meetings


Nina Hapner
TPPC Pollinator Protection Workgroup Lead
Kashia Band of Pomo Indians
Email: nina@stewartspoint.org

Jasmine Brown
TPPC Pollinator Protection Workgroup Lead
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes
Email: Jasmine.brown@cskt.org

Loren LaPointe
TPPC Pollinator Protection Workgroup Lead
U.S. EPA, Office of Program Support
Phone: (703) 347-8494
Email: lapointe.loren@epa.gov

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Pollinator Resources

Click on the tabs below for pollinator resources and information on the following topics:

Information on all Kinds of Bees

Bees and Bee Identification

Educational Resources

Pollinator Poster

Pollinator Children’s Book

Bees and Bee Biology

National Conservation Training Center

Email Mailing Lists on Pollinators

UC Davis Honey Bee Extension Newsletter:  Email: elnino@ucdavis.edu

Training for Pesticide Applicators

To sign up for updates on:

Honey Bees

  • State Apiary Lists
  • Honeybee Health Coalition
    • “Our mission is to collaboratively implement solutions that will help to achieve a healthy population of honey bees while also supporting healthy populations of native and managed pollinators in the context
      of productive agricultural systems and thriving ecosystems.”
  • Bee Informed Partnership
    • “The Bee Informed Partnership is a collaboration of efforts across the country from some of the leading research labs and universities in agriculture and science to better understand honey bee declines in the United States.”

Helpful Organizations

Diana Cox-Foster; Diana.Cox-Foster@ars.usda.gov

  • Diana is the lead researcher at the USDA’s Logan Utah Bee laboratory.  She is an expert on native bees.

Sam Droege; sdroege@usgs.gov

  • Sam is an entomologist and photographer and much more at USGS.

Pollinator Conservation Resources

Pollinator Plans

Tribal Pollinator Protection Plan Builder List

The purpose of the builder list is to provide managers with access to invaluable resources for building their Tribal Pollinator Protection Plan (TP3).  TP3s can be as unique as the Tribal community that is developing the plan and as simple or as complex as is needed to meet the needs of a tribal community.

This builder list provides links to web resources that can aid Tribal managers in researching basic information about pollinator protection, pollinator habitat, potential funding resources, survey tools, pollinator plants and much more.

The resource list is a portal to external websites. [Please note that the TPPC does not monitor the links to make certain they remain active.  Contact the TPPC Coordinator listed in the Contacts section if you identify a link that is no longer valid.] The portal provides a brief abstract/synopsis of each of the resource links and the type of information that is available to help managers evaluate a site before going to it.  Hopefully, this will streamline the research process by reducing time with web searches and make information readily available.

Plants for Pollinators

Seeds for honey bees EAST of the Mississippi

  • Plant pollinator forage for your bees. Pollinator Stewardship Council has partnered with Ohio Prairie Nursery in support of pollinator habitat.  You can get native seeds for the eastern U.S. planting zones here.  Select “Support our Cause”  to view featured seed selections to benefit pollinators.  A portion of sales generated from our website will help support our work.

Seeds for honey bees WEST of the Mississippi

  • To increase plant biodiversity, improve gardens yields, and make a positive difference for the future, plant for pollinators WEST of the Mississippi with bbbseed.  The Plant for Pollinators Project, developed by bbbseed, offers a discount on their pollinator mixes. Go to their website, find and enter the discount code, and Plant For Pollinators!

Pollinator Videos

These discuss some of the recent developments with our reg review process and recent detections of neonics in water.

Contact Us

The Tribal Pesticide Program Council wants to hear from you. Comments and suggestions about our program or our website are welcome.