Photo: Tara Harris, MN Zoo

ANNOUNCEMENT: Pollinator Survey Closed

Thank you to all who participated in the Pollinator Survey. The Interagency Pollinator Protection Team (IPPT) is processing the results from the survey and will inform about our findings soon, stay tuned!

If you have any questions, please contact the State Pollinator Coordinator, Rebeca Gutierrez-Moreno using the contact information provided below.


In 2019, Governor Tim Walz issued Executive Order 19-28 recognizing pollinators as important to Minnesota's economy, ecology, and way of life and directing state agencies to restore pollinator health in Minnesota. This order builds upon his predecessor's executive order, and continues the EQB's role in pollinator public engagement and implementation of the Interagency Pollinator Protection Team.

The Interagency Pollinator Protection Team includes representatives from the Minnesota Departments of Administration, Agriculture, Corrections, Education, Health, Natural Resources, and Transportation; the Minnesota Board of Soil and Water Resources; the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency; and the Minnesota Zoological Garden. The Interagency Pollinator Protection Team provides operational support, ensures interagency cooperation, develops cross agency policies and programs, and reports annually on progress.

Under Governor Dayton's pollinator executive order, the Environmental Quality Board also supported the Governor's Committee on Pollinator Protection, comprised of 15 appointed citizens with experience in agriculture, conservation, education, academia, and local government. The committee, formed in 2016, advised the governor, the Environmental Quality Board, the Interagency Pollinator Protection Team, and participating agencies on pollinator policy and programs. The Governor's Committee delivered a report with 39 recommendations in November 2018 documenting a range of ideas for pollinator conservation. The committee completed its work in December 2018.

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For information on the Environmental Quality Board's pollinator work, contact Rebeca Gutierrez-Moreno (rebeca.gutierrez-moreno@state.mn.us, 651-757-2268).

Pollinator reports

Front cover of the 2020 Minnesota State Agency Pollinator Report 2020 Minnesota State Agency Pollinator Report

Minnesota State Agency Pollinator Report 20192019 Minnesota State Agency Pollinator Report

Information Sources for the 2019 Pollinator Report

Agency Pollinator Summaries 2019

Pollinator Legislation Memo 2019


Recommendations for Pollinator Protection in Minnesota2018 Recommendations on Pollinator Protection - Governor's Committee on Pollinator Protection


Minnesota State Agency Pollinator Report 20182018 Minnesota State Agency Pollinator Report


Minnesota State Agency Pollinator Report 20172017 Minnesota State Agency Pollinator Report