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Habitat Restoration

Pollinator meadow
Photo: The Xerces Society / Eric Lee-Mäder

Growing the right flowers, shrubs, and trees with overlapping bloom times is the single most effective course of action to support pollinators from spring through fall. Below are some general considerations for planning, installing, and maintaining high-quality pollinator habitat. Ready to dive in? Find a list of resources at the bottom of the page.

Planning

Planning

Planning is a critical first-step in habitat restoration. Knowing how much, where, and what kind of habitat is the best fit for your location and goals will allow you to concentrate your resources where they are best served.

Site Preparation

Site Preparation

Eradicating existing vegetation is essential to establishing new pollinator habitat installations. There are a variety of approaches, each with their own positives and negatives. Explore options and find resources to inform your approach.

Installation and Establishment

Installation and Establishment

Learn how to establish pollinator meadows from seed or review a variety of national and regional habitat installation guides which cover a variety of pollinator supporting habitat features.

Maintenance and Management

Maintenance and Management

Using monitoring tools and management guidelines, learn how existing landscapes and new installations can be managed for pollinators.

Habitat Restoration Resources