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Morrison's bumble bee foraging in Central Oregon. Photo by Rich Hatfield / The Xerces Society
Pacific Northwest Bumble Bee Atlas Training - 6/4/2022
This workshop will prepare community scientists and agency biologists to participate in the Pacific Northwest Bumble Bee Atlas Project. Building on the success and information gathered since 2018, the second phase of this project is focused toward learning more about the rare species in our region: the western bumble bee, Morrison's bumble bee, the Suckely cuckoo bumble bee and Franklin's bumble bee. We also continue to emphasize the importance of long-term monitoring throughout the region. As such, this workshop is for our most seasoned veterans as well as newcomers to this community science project.

The agenda will cover an overview of bumble bee ecology and conservation (including lessons learned and results from phase 1 of the project) as well as additional details about how the change in focus will guide our survey efforts in 2022-2024.

Module 1: Why we started and what we've learned.
Module 2: What you can do to help!
Module 3: Bumble Bee ID, and the photos we need to see!

This workshop is supported by the US Fish & Wildlife Service Sport Fish Restoration Program. Additional support provided by the US Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management.

Jun 4, 2022 09:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Rich Hatfield
Senior Endangered Species Conservation Biologist, Bumble Bee Conservation Lead @Xerces Society
Rich is a senior conservation biologist for the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation and has been leading the Pacific Northwest Bumble Bee Atlas since 2018. He has authored several publications on bumble bees, including a set of management guidelines entitled Conserving Bumble Bees. He serves as the Red List Authority for the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) Bumble Bee Specialist Group and has taught bumble bee management and identification courses throughout the U.S. In addition to his work with bumble bees, Rich has investigated native bee pollination in agricultural systems in the Central Valley of California, and studied endangered butterflies in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado and throughout the Pacific Northwest. When not at work, Rich is often off exploring the wonders of the Pacific Northwest with his family.