The Seed A Legacy Pollinator Habitat Program works with private, public and corporate landowners and managers to establish high-quality pollinator habitat to improve the health of honey bees, monarch butterflies and other pollinators in a 12-state region of the Midwest and Great Plains.
Sites that are fully prepared and ready to be planted with existing vegetation fully terminated are typically accepted at a 100% rate. Applications being submitted with existing vegetation on them are encouraged to contact The Bee & Butterfly Habitat Fund to schedule a call to discuss site preparation options.
Seed A Legacy program applications are accepted 365 days a year, but a cutoff date is used each season to ensure final ranking and seed delivery for each planting season. Final Fall 2019 enrollment decisions will be made around September 1, 2019. Final Spring 2020 enrollment decisions will be made around March 1, 2020.
Each Seed A Legacy project application is ranked using key criteria to ensure the best projects are selected. Factors influencing selection include site preparation, previous cropping history of the site, proximity to an existing or known apiary, current condition of the proposed project site and other site considerations.
Please review the program guidelines prior to completing the application form. When finished, click SUBMIT. You will receive a confirmation email indicating we have received your application and notification of your enrollment status via the email provided on your application.
If you have questions about the application or site preparation, please call 800-407-5337 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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“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."