Pollinator Habitat Help Desk for Private Working Lands
Sometimes you just need a little help navigating the many resources available to plant and maintain pollinator habitat. Our Pollinator Habitat Help Desk is a free resource uniquely positioned to support owners and managers of private working lands. We work with our vast network of partner organizations to provide pointed and regionally appropriate guidance for habitat goals of any size. Give us a call or send us an email to get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you!
Phone: 1-337-HABITAT (337-422-4828)
Technical Assistance in the Midwest and California
The MJV’s Habitat Coordinators are available to provide support for pollinator habitat on private working lands in California’s Central Valley and in the Midwestern United States. Whether you're looking to restore habitat on your land, improve existing habitat, or just implement better pollinator practices like a pollinator-friendly mowing schedule, we're here to help!
Get in touch to learn more about:
- Where to purchase native plants for pollinator habitat.
- Opportunities to access free or reduced cost seeds or plants.
- Where to rent equipment for habitat creation.
- Information on available habitat certification programs.
- Support navigating cost-share incentive programs.
- Help finding Farm Bill programs that suit your needs.
- Getting connected to a network of regional resources and practitioners.
Midwest Contact: Jake Koenig, email@example.com
California Contact: Erin Arnsteen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Habitat Resources
There are lots of resources to explore in our Downloads & Links tab, but below, our habitat team has compiled some of their favorites!
- How to Create Healthy Pollinator Habitat, Planting habitat in pocket prairies and large-scale areas in the Midwest
- Gardening for Monarchs, Creating habitat for monarch butterflies and other pollinators
- Mowing and Management: Best Practices for Monarchs, provides regional timeframes during which management activities such as mowing may be less detrimental to local monarch populations.
- Monarch Community Science, Volunteer contributions to understanding an iconic insect
- Monarch & Milkweed Misconceptions, Exploring common myths and misconceptions
- Pollinator Habitat Establishment and Management Guide (Developed by the Bee and Butterfly Habitat Fund)