Managing the 17 million miles of roadside land to accommodate pollinators can make a difference in pollinator populations. The Pollinator Partnership’s technical manual includes reference to the research and science behind guidelines and pollinator biology. Case studies of roadside management are included. This Technical Manual for Maintaining Roadsides for Pollinators covers establishment, restoration, management and maintenance for pollinators along roadsides. It’s designed to be used by State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) managers and staff. Four steps to modifying roadway vegetation maintenance practices make a big impact: 1. Reduce mowing; 2. Use Integrated Vegetation Management to address weed and pest issues; 3. Plant or seed native plants to enhance habitat; and 4. Record and monitor efforts.
Technical manual for Maintaining Roadsides for Pollinators Establishment, Restoration, Management and Maintenance: A Guide for State DOT Managers and Staff by Mary Galea, Vicki Wojcik, Ph.D., Laurie Davies Adams and Evan Cole is published by the Pollinator Partnership.
December 1, 2016 NewTerrain.