National Managed Pollinator Protection Plans Working Group
October 21, 2022 - Author: Ana Heck
Originally published: March 2, 2021
Last updated: December 6, 2023
Managed Pollinator Protection Plans (MP3) Working Group
State and tribal managed pollinator protection plans (MP3s) are designed to protect managed pollinators from pesticides. Managed Pollinator Protection Plans (MP3) Working Group members create and implement MP3s and programs that support pollinator health. The working group includes Extension educators, researchers, pesticide safety educators, apiary inspectors, and other professionals from departments of agriculture. The group meets monthly to learn about the work others are doing related to MP3s, share resources, and collaborate on projects that provide pollinator education and resources to pesticide applicators.
Pollinator Protection for Pesticide Applicator Online Course
Pesticide applicators who work in crop protection can learn how they can support bees and other pollinators through the Pollinator Protection for Pesticide Applicators online course. Upon course completion, certified pesticide applicators in Michigan can request 1 restricted use pesticide (RUP) credit in categories 1A, 1B, 1C, 7A, Commercial Core or Private Core.
Pollinator Protection for Land Managers Online Course
Landscapers and land managers can learn how they can support bees and other pollinators through the Pollinator Protection for Land Managers online course. Upon course completion, certified pesticide applicators in Michigan can request one restricted use pesticide (RUP) credit in categories 2, 3A, 3B, 6, & 7A, Commercial Core or Private Core.
Pollinator Presentation for Pesticide Applicator Recertification Credit Clinics
Our Managed Pollinator Protection Plans (MP3) Working Group developed a presentation about pollinators for trainers to give at pesticide recertification credit clinics. Please contact Ana Heck to request a copy of the presentation.
The presentation is also available as a recording in Spanish: Dándole duro a las plagas mientras cuidamos a los polinizadores.
Protect Pollinators: Read Pesticide Labels card to accompany presentations
Pollinator Protection Plans
Idaho Pollinator Protection Plan
Kentucky Pollinator Protection Plan
Michigan Managed Pollinator Protection Plan
North Dakota Pollinator Plan
Washington State Department of Agriculture Managed Pollinator Protection Plan
Wisconsin Pollinator Protection Plan
Managed Pollinator Protection Plans (MP3) Working Group Members
If you are interested in joining our working group, please contact Ana Heck.
Tribal Alliance for Pollinators
Jane Breckinridge, Tribal Alliance for Pollinators
Tribal Pesticide Program Council
Jasmine LR Courville-Brown, Pesticide Program Manager & Circuit Rider, Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes Pesticide Program, Flathead Reservation, Montana, Region 8
Tribal Pesticide Program Council
Nina Hapner, Vice Chairperson, Tribal Pesticide Program Council
British Columbia, Canada
Name: Nuria Morfin, BC Technology Transfer Program Lead, British Columbia Honey Producers' Association
Kimberly A. Stoner, Department of Entomology, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
Justin Clements, University of Idaho
Tammy Horn Potter, Kentucky State Apiarist, Kentucky Department of Agriculture
Hannah Whitehead, Extension Educator, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Lauren Goldstein, Graduate Student, Michigan State University
Ana Heck, Apiculture Extension Educator, Michigan State University
Erin Lizotte, IPM Coordinator and Senior Educator, Michigan State University
Meghan Milbrath, Assistant Professor, Michigan State University
Websites: Michigan Managed Pollinator Protection Plan, Michigan Pollinator Initiative
Theresa Cira, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Rebeca Gutierrez-Moreno, State Pollinator Coordinator, Minnesota Environmental Quality Board
Katie Lee, Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Minnesota
Alyssa Piccolomini, State Entomologist, Montana Department of Agriculture
Sheldon Brummel, Research Project Coordinator, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Jennifer Weisbrod, Pesticide Safety Education Program Coordinator, Nebraska Department of Agronomy and Horticulture
Judy Wu-Smart, Extension & Research Entomologist, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Melanie Kirby, Extension Educator, Institute of American Indian Arts Land-Grant Programs
Mary Centrella, Director of the Pesticide Management Education Program, Cornell University
Benjamin Powell, Apiculture and Pollinator Program Coordinator, Clemson University
Jennifer Tsuruda, Assistant Professor and Apiculture Extension Specialist, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Juliana Rangel, Associate Professor of Apiculture, Texas A&M University
Katie Buckley, Pollinator Health Coordinator, Washington State Department of Agriculture
This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Crop Protection and Pest Management Program through the North Central IPM Center (2018-70006-28883 and 2022-70006-38001).