Mission Statement: Improve conservation and management of pollinators and their habitat in Alaska through information sharing, collaboration, and the coordination of research and monitoring, public outreach, and education.
Membership: APCG group membership is voluntary and is open to active leaders in pollinator research/monitoring, outreach, conservation, and management from federal agencies, state agencies, universities, and non-profit organizations. Currently APCG has over 60 members representing at least 20 organizations.
Meetings: Recurring APCG general meetings occur in January, September, and May each year and contain general Alaska pollinator updates, Action Team updates, and guest speakers. These meetings are open to all interested parties.
Contact: Casey Burns, Bureau of Land Management, ctburns (at) blm.gov, to join the tri-annual meetings, access the Teams site, or with general questions.
Action Teams: The primary activities of the APCG occur in the three Action Teams. Members are encouraged to join one or more action teams to collaboratively work on common goals, activities, and products.
Education and Outreach: Raise awareness about the biology, ecology, diversity, and conservation of pollinators in Alaska by providing accessible, educational resources to inspire action across the state and beyond.
Contact: Sabrina Farmer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, sabrina_farmer (at) fws.gov;
Melissa Burns, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, melissa_burns (at) fws.gov
Habitat Restoration and Management: Incorporate pollinator conservation into land management actions with Alaska-specific best management practices.
Contact: Lisa Dlugolecki, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, lisa_dlugolecki (at) @fws.gov;
Amal Ajmi, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, amal_ajmi (at) fws.gov
Research and Monitoring: Identifying gaps in Alaska pollinator knowledge and how to further our understanding of Alaska’s pollinators. We achieve this through collaboration and sharing of current and future research and monitoring efforts on Alaska’s pollinators.
Contact: Justin Fulkerson, Alaska Center for Conservation Science, jrfulkerson (at ) alaska.edu;
Jessica Rykken, National Park Service, jessica_rykken (at) partner.nps.gov
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