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[[file:Check it out.png|200px|thumb|alt=check it out image|<font size=3>[https://www.mwmo.org/news/exploring-the-plant-ecology-of-the-mississippi-river-gorge-with-carolyn-carr-video/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery Mississippi River WMO video on plant ecology of the Mississippi River Gorge in the Twin Cities]</font size>]]
An increasing focus on Green Infrastructure has brought an awareness that stormwater management can provide numerous benefits beyond improving water quality and urban hydrology. Trees, for example, provide a multitude of benefits beyond stormwater management, as discussed in [http://stormwater.pca.state.mn.us/index.php/Overview_for_trees#Non-stormwater_benefits_of_trees this article]. In particular, vegetated stormwater best management practices (BMPs), including tree-based systems and other bioretention systems, offer opportunities to achieve multiple benefits, ranging from aesthetics (see, for example, [https://scisoc.confex.com/crops/2015am/webprogram/Paper91320.html this presentation] by Dr. Steven Rodie from the University of Nebraska - Omaha) to ecosystem friendly designs.
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Vegetated stormwater BMPs can be designed to be pollinator-friendly. It is clear that pollinators, both vertebrates and invertebrates, are in decline (see [http://www.esa.org/ecoservices/poll/body.poll.scie.decl.html], [http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/27/science/decline-of-species-that-pollinate-poses-a-threat-to-global-food-supply-report-warns.html?_r=0], [http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2014/10/decline-bees-and-other-pollinators-could-worsen-global-malnutrition], [http://ento.psu.edu/pollinators/resources-and-outreach/globally-pollinators-are-in-decline], [http://www.fws.gov/pollinators/]). This page provides numerous links to information that can be used in designing and implementing pollinator-friendly stormwater BMPs.
 
  
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It is clear that pollinators, both vertebrates and invertebrates, are in decline (see [http://www.esa.org/ecoservices/poll/body.poll.scie.decl.html], [http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/27/science/decline-of-species-that-pollinate-poses-a-threat-to-global-food-supply-report-warns.html?_r=0], [http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2014/10/decline-bees-and-other-pollinators-could-worsen-global-malnutrition], [http://ento.psu.edu/pollinators/resources-and-outreach/globally-pollinators-are-in-decline], [http://www.fws.gov/pollinators/]). Vegetated stormwater BMPs can be designed to be pollinator-friendly.  The following sections provide numerous links to information that can be used in designing and implementing pollinator-friendly stormwater BMPs.
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{{alert|Although the following links provide information on pollinator friendly practices, it is important to remember the primary function of a stormwater BMP is to manage stormwater. In particular, it is important to ensure that plants selected as being pollinator friendly must also function well within the stormwater practice. See [http://stormwater.pca.state.mn.us/index.php/Design_criteria_for_bioretention#Landscaping Design criteria for bioretention] and [http://stormwater.pca.state.mn.us/index.php/Minnesota_plant_lists Minnesota plant lists] for more information.|alert-warning}}
 
{{alert|Although the following links provide information on pollinator friendly practices, it is important to remember the primary function of a stormwater BMP is to manage stormwater. In particular, it is important to ensure that plants selected as being pollinator friendly must also function well within the stormwater practice. See [http://stormwater.pca.state.mn.us/index.php/Design_criteria_for_bioretention#Landscaping Design criteria for bioretention] and [http://stormwater.pca.state.mn.us/index.php/Minnesota_plant_lists Minnesota plant lists] for more information.|alert-warning}}
 
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==Pollinator friendly plants==
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====Pollinator friendly plants====
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*[https://stormwater.pca.state.mn.us/index.php?title=Pollinator_specific_plants Minnesota Stormwater Manual]
 
*[http://www.metroblooms.org/bloomsblog/planting-for-pollinators-how-raingardens-can-help/ Metro Blooms]: Planting for Pollinators: How Raingardens Can Help
 
*[http://www.metroblooms.org/bloomsblog/planting-for-pollinators-how-raingardens-can-help/ Metro Blooms]: Planting for Pollinators: How Raingardens Can Help
 
*[http://www.xerces.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/GreatLakesPlantList_web.pdf The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation]: Pollinator plants - Great Lakes Region
 
*[http://www.xerces.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/GreatLakesPlantList_web.pdf The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation]: Pollinator plants - Great Lakes Region
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*[http://nativeplantwildlifegarden.com/top-five-wetland-edge-plants-for-pollinators/ Native Plants and Wildlife Gardens]: Top Five Wetland Edge Plants For Pollinators
 
*[http://nativeplantwildlifegarden.com/top-five-wetland-edge-plants-for-pollinators/ Native Plants and Wildlife Gardens]: Top Five Wetland Edge Plants For Pollinators
 
*[http://www.deeproot.com/blog/blog-entries/want-pollinators-plant-trees Deeproot]: Want Pollinators? Plant Trees
 
*[http://www.deeproot.com/blog/blog-entries/want-pollinators-plant-trees Deeproot]: Want Pollinators? Plant Trees
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*[https://www.dot.state.mn.us/environment/erosion/pdf/native-seed-mix-dm.pdf Native Seed Mix Design for Roadsides]: Minnesota Department of Transportation
  
==Pollinator friendly practices==
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====Pollinator friendly practices====
 
Although much of the information on these pages is general, many of the practices can be incorporated into vegetated stormwater BMPs.
 
Although much of the information on these pages is general, many of the practices can be incorporated into vegetated stormwater BMPs.
 
*[http://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/pollinators/friendlypractices.shtml United States Department of Agriculture - Forest Service]: Pollinator Friendly Practices
 
*[http://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/pollinators/friendlypractices.shtml United States Department of Agriculture - Forest Service]: Pollinator Friendly Practices
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*[http://www.iatp.org/blog/201407/a-landowner%E2%80%99s-guide-to-pollinator-friendly-practices Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy]: A landowner’s guide to pollinator-friendly practices
 
*[http://www.iatp.org/blog/201407/a-landowner%E2%80%99s-guide-to-pollinator-friendly-practices Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy]: A landowner’s guide to pollinator-friendly practices
  
==Case studies==
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====Case studies====
 
*[http://www.startribune.com/andover-garden-tour-is-a-pollinator-friendly-showcase/320641512/ Andover garden tour is a pollinator-friendly showcase]
 
*[http://www.startribune.com/andover-garden-tour-is-a-pollinator-friendly-showcase/320641512/ Andover garden tour is a pollinator-friendly showcase]
 
*[https://pollinatorawareness.wordpress.com/ Andover Pollinator Awareness Project]
 
*[https://pollinatorawareness.wordpress.com/ Andover Pollinator Awareness Project]
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*[http://ento.psu.edu/pollinators/public-outreach/cert Penn State University]: Pollinator Garden Certification
 
*[http://ento.psu.edu/pollinators/public-outreach/cert Penn State University]: Pollinator Garden Certification
  
==Other links==
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====Other links====
*[http://www.bwsr.state.mn.us/practices/pollinator/pollinator-plan.pdf/ The Board of Water and Soil Resources] has a Pollinator Plan that includes why pollinator populations and habitat restoration matter, current protection and restoration efforts, native seed mixes, a fact sheet and a solar site pollinator habitat assessment form.
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*'''NEW!!!'''  [https://www.eqb.state.mn.us/2017-state-agency-pollinator-report The Environmental Quality Board] recently released a Minnesota State Agency Pollinator Report.  The Report includes three specific goals in areas where state agencies have the greatest potential to reduce stress on pollinators. 
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*[https://bwsr.state.mn.us/sites/default/files/2019-01/2019%20Revised%20Pollinator%20Plan%2012-26-18.pdf The Board of Water and Soil Resources] has a Pollinator Plan that includes why pollinator populations and habitat restoration matter, current protection and restoration efforts, native seed mixes, a fact sheet and a solar site pollinator habitat assessment form.
 
*[http://www.xerces.org/pollinator-conservation/gardens/ The Xerces Society]: Targeted for gardeners, this site contains much useful general information on pollinators and managing for pollinators
 
*[http://www.xerces.org/pollinator-conservation/gardens/ The Xerces Society]: Targeted for gardeners, this site contains much useful general information on pollinators and managing for pollinators
 
*[http://www.pollinatorfriendly.org/ Pollinator Friendly Alliance]
 
*[http://www.pollinatorfriendly.org/ Pollinator Friendly Alliance]
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*[http://www.bwsr.state.mn.us/practices/pollinator/index.html Board of Water and Soil Resources Pollinator Toolbox]

Latest revision as of 17:22, 14 May 2021

image
perennial garden photo
Rainfall from the roof on this house is routed to a perennial garden containing, among other plants, goldenrod, milkweed, and purple coneflower, all of which are considered pollinator-friendly plants.

It is clear that pollinators, both vertebrates and invertebrates, are in decline (see [1], [2], [3], [4], [5]). Vegetated stormwater BMPs can be designed to be pollinator-friendly. The following sections provide numerous links to information that can be used in designing and implementing pollinator-friendly stormwater BMPs.

Caution: Although the following links provide information on pollinator friendly practices, it is important to remember the primary function of a stormwater BMP is to manage stormwater. In particular, it is important to ensure that plants selected as being pollinator friendly must also function well within the stormwater practice. See Design criteria for bioretention and Minnesota plant lists for more information.

Pollinator friendly plants

Pollinator friendly practices

Although much of the information on these pages is general, many of the practices can be incorporated into vegetated stormwater BMPs.

Case studies

Other links

This page was last edited on 14 May 2021, at 17:22.