Pollinators...

Pollinators...

Pollinators provide some of the most important functions on the planet: they make healthy soil. They support native plants and help limit pests. They make our very agriculture possible.

Science...

Science...

Observation and thoughtful analysis—the scientific method—help us build healthy ecosystems. By gathering data we learn more about the natural world and how to foster its vitality for generations to come.

...And Citizens

...And Citizens

Pollinators teach us that many hands have a huge impact. Citizens like you are essential to studying the ecosystem around us and collecting sound data. Your observations will help guide our next steps together. LEARN MORE >>

Our Mission

We promote pollinator community health and pollination services through research into habitat conservation on small-scale diversified production systems of western Washington. This research has a strong focus on developing techniques that are practical and useful for growers in both long-term organic and transitioning farming systems.

The Northwest Pollinator Initiative is a program of Washington State University Department of Entomology/ Crowder Laboratory with support from The Common Acre,  Tilth Producers of Washington and 24 participating farms. Generous financial support is provided by the USDA, wSARE, and the National Science Foundation.

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