W. Mass Pollinator Networks

 Resources from the January 15, 2019 

Sustainable Land Care Symposium

Smith College, Northampton, MA

Questions? Email wmassbees@gmail.com

Dr Robert Gegear, Worcester Polytechnic

Pollinator conservation based on science:  Developing land management strategies for the protection and restoration of biodiversity.


Dr. Robert Gegear, Asst. Professor, Dept. of Biology and Biotechnology, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and Director of the New England Bee-cology Project

Evan Abramson, Franklin Regional Council of Gov'ts

Principles and Tools for Creating a Regional Pollinator Corridor. The Council of Governments’ proposal to create a regional plan for pollinator habitat implementation across Franklin County.


Evan Abramson, Land-Use Planner, Franklin Regional Council of Governments

Tom Sullivan, Pollinators Welcome

Bringing Landscapes Alive with Mini Meadows. Important considerations for creating native plant gardens that meet the needs of pollinators, look beautiful, and bloom from early spring to late fall.


Tom Sullivan, Pollinators Welcome, offers habitat design, consultation and education in his business.

Tim Johnson, Smith College Botanical Garden

Paths to Implementing Sustainable Land Care Strategies Discussing trends in sustainable land care, and how institutions and towns can turn to those new strategies.  


Dr. Johnson's team utilizes the college's 125-acre arboretum, named gardens, and Lyman conservatory to build the next generation of botanical leaders.