The new Seed A Legacy Pollinator Habitat Program is available for private, public and corporate lands in an 11-state region of the country critical to pollinator health and habitat needs.
Applications are accepted March 1 - 31, 2018 for spring planting for projects in the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Prior to submitting an online application, please take the time to fully review and consider the Seed A Legacy program guidelines. While the program strives to be flexible and open to work with the many private, public and corporate land opportunities to develop high-quality pollinator habitat, we also want you to clearly understand and consider how this program works and its objectives.
Step 1: Please review the following documents:
Step 2: Collect the information needed to complete your application including:
Step 3: Click the link for your state application form, seed mixture, and apiary location information:
Step 3: Complete and submit your state-specific application form by the deadline of March 31, 2018.
Step 4: You will receive a confirmation email with your successful application submission. Please contact us with questions or call 800-407-5337 to talk with a biologist about your proposed project.
“The Bee & Butterfly Habitat Fund is the bees’ buzz! The effort is integrating the very best performing habitat solutions where they are most needed, by bringing landowners and beekeepers together in a program where everyone benefits. It’s our goal to make every available acre the best it can be. It’s truly amazing just how much difference an acre can make when the habitat is engineered for maximum productivity!”
“This project is a unique conservation effort, targeting acres in regions where conversion to soy and corn is happening very fast. By identifying places where habitat makes the most sense, the bottom line improves for the grower, the beekeeper, the monarch, upland songbirds and game birds, honey bees and native pollinators – it’s a program that can’t lose!”
"The Bee & Butterfly Habitat Fund is unique in that it has found the way to plant cost-effective pollinator habitat that establishes quickly and provides great pollinator benefits. It's the trifecta of getting great pollinator benefits onto the landscape. If we try to solve the critical problems for pollinators using the same tools and methods we have used for the last decade, we won’t be successful. The Bee & Butterfly Habitat Fund brings new strategies, methods and partners together to save monarch butterflies, honey bees and other pollinators, not to mention the nation’s food supply and beautiful landscapes."