Critical pollinator and wildlife habitat is disappearing. YOU can help reverse the trend!
New in 2018! The SEED A LEGACY program provides a unique opportunity for the managers of private, public and corporate land to establish high quality pollinator habitat. Landowners in qualifying states with successful applications will receive access to: Cost-effective pollinator habitat that is documented to produce high pollinator value.
Free or discounted pollinator seed mixtures designed to establish quickly, better handle weed competition and provide great pollinator value. Our proven seed mixes maximize the pollinator values for monarch butterflies, honey bees and native pollinators. An opportunity to make a difference by restoring high quality pollinator habitat within the critical landscape defined in the National Pollinator Partnership Action Plan.
STATES THAT QUALIFY
Pollinator projects that meet program guidelines are being accepted in the following states:
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Applications will be ranked on a number of factors to enroll the most impactful projects. Minimum project size is 2 acres. Private, public and corporate lands are all eligible for enrollment. Projects must meet program guidelines found on BeeAndButterflyFund.org
HOW TO APPLY
Complete the online application: found on BeeAndButterflyFund.org Pollinator Habitat Program
APPLY ONLINE BY MARCH 31st, 2018
Join the largest conservation effort of our lifetime!
The Bee & Butterfly Habitat Fund is in the process of obtaining our 501.c.3 status from the Internal Revenue Service.
IRS Pub 557 indicates that the effective date of our exemption will be retroactive to our date of incorporation which is January 10, 2017. Consult your tax advisor for deductibility of expenses.
SEED A LEGACY NOW AVAILABLE IN 11 STATES
SEED MIXES ARE DESIGNED FOR BEST HABITAT RESULTS
COST EFFECTIVE HABITAT FOR PUBLIC, CORPORATE AND PRIVATE PROJECTS
ONLINE APPLICATION AND CLEAR PROJECT GUIDELINES MAKE IT EASY TO APPLY
The SEED A LEGACY program provides landowners pollinator habitat that is:
Designed with innovation and new technology. Each project has two separate plantings: one for monarch butterflies and one for honey bees.
Cost effective. Seed mixtures are provided for each project with cost-share rates of: 2 to 25 acres (100%); 26 to 50 acres (75%); 51 to 75 acres (50%); and 76+ acres (25%).
Easy to apply. Applications submitted online by March 31st, 2018 will be ranked for their pollinator habitat potential and planted this spring. A second application period will open later in 2018 for projects to be planted in the fall. Visit BeeAndButterflyFund.org for program information, guidelines, application and other resources.
WHY IS YOUR PARTICIPATION SO IMPORTANT?
Pollinators across the country are experiencing population declines like annual honey bee hive losses of 40%, monarch butterfly populations with declines of 80% in the last 20 years and the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee becoming listed as an endangered species in 2017. Reduced access to diverse, nutritious habitat is a key contributing factor to pollinator declines. With your help, we can restore pollinator habitat to the landscape.
ABOUT THE BEE & BUTTERFLY HABITAT FUND
The Bee & Butterfly Habitat Fund is a nonprofit dedicated to establishing high quality pollinator habitat to ensure pollinator populations thrive. We work with landowners, conservationists, scientists, and beekeepers to design and build healthy and sustainable pollinator habitat.
Questions? Learn more and speak to a biologist at 800-407-5337.