Pollinators

Photo: Tara Harris, MN Zoo

 

In 2016, Governor Mark Dayton issued Executive Order 16-07 directing a team of state agency experts to take immediate action to reverse pollinator decline and restore pollinator health in the state. Under the order, the Environmental Quality Board was charged with establishing the Interagency Pollinator Protection Team (IPPT), which is a group of state agency experts. The order also created a stakeholder committee called the Governor's Committee on Pollinator Protection. For information on these committees, contact Faith Krogstad (faith.krogstad@state.mn.us, 651-259-5074).


Governor's Committee on Pollinator Protection

On December 2, 2016, Governor Dayton appointed 15 citizens with experience in agriculture, conservation, education, academia and local government to the Governor’s Committee on Pollinator Protection. The committee advises the governor, the Environmental Quality Board, the IPPT, 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.

Recommendations for Pollinator Protection in Minnesota2018 Recommendations on Pollinator Protection

Governor's Committee on Pollinator Protection Meetings


Interagency Pollinator Protection Team

The IPPT 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 Zoo. The IPPT provides operational support, ensures interagency cooperation, develops cross agency policies and programs, and reports annually on progress.

Download the Interagency Pollinator Protection Team Reports

Minnesota State Agency Pollinator Report 20182018 Minnesota State Agency Pollinator Report

 

Minnesota State Agency Pollinator Report 20172017 Minnesota State Agency Pollinator Report