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Creating Hedgerows for Pollinators
The 4th in the Pollinator Steward Webinar Series hosted by Pollinator Partnership Canada with Habitat Acquisition Trust, Saanich Native Plants, and Parks Canada. The webinar series is for land managers, students, farmers, and gardeners with a focus on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. In this webinar, you will learn about the benefits of creating habitat and hedgerows on agricultural and other types of land with a look into some recent research and projects. Steps for creating and maintaining hedgerows will be covered with local information and examples. Webinars are ~1 hour presentation followed by ~20 min questions. For more information on this webinar series see: https://islandpollinatorinitiative.ca/new-webinars
Webinars will be recorded and posted online at islandpollinatorinitative.ca for free and open access so please only register if you plan to attend the live webinar

Jul 28, 2020 01:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Paige Erickson-McGee
Stewardship Coordinator @Habitat Acquisition Trust
Paige grew up on Shawnigan Lake exploring nature with her dogs, and has been enthralled by the natural world from a young age. After studying geography at UVic and working with HAT, Paige is now the Pollinator Steward for the Haliburton Farm Urban Biodiversity Enhancement and Restoration Project and is co-chair of the Native Plant Study Group. Learn about for BEEing a good neighbour to nature with Paige.
Andrew MacDougall
Associate Professor @University of Guelph
Dr. Andrew MacDougall hosts the MacDougall Ecology Lab which is currently working on how prairie restoration on marginal lands of conventional farms can help address this issue at a local scale by providing ‘ecosystem services’ such as pollination. In collaboration with ALUS Canada, they are looking at the role of prairie strips in, 1) providing habitat for arthropods (including pollinators) thus promoting diversity in agroecosystems, 2) serving as a soil carbon sink/storage, and 3) impeding nutrients from synthetic fertilizers (especially nitrogen and phosphorus) from leaching into ground and surface waters.
Lora Morandin
Acting Director @Pollinator Partnership Canada
Lora has been a bee and beneficial insect researcher for over 20 years with a MSc from Western University, a PhD from Simon Fraser University, and Post Doctoral work at UC Berkeley. She has over 30 peer-reviewed publications, has co-authored books, and has developed many technical and outreach guides on protecting pollinators. Her ultimate goal is to create more sustainable landscapes that integrate conservation with human use. When not working at the job she loves she's usually taking care of her urban farm, hiking, and raising 2 daughters.