Formed on April 23, 2015 by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, the New York State Pollinator Task Force was charged with developing a plan for New York State to conserve and grow its pollinator population. The Pollinator Task Force focused on four priority areas:
For actions you can take to support pollinators, download the Pollinator Task Force Report:
In 2014, in response to the Presidential Memorandum, Creating a Federal Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators, the federal government developed an addendum to its Sustainable Practices for Designed Landscapes titled Supporting the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators.
Both federal documents were incorporated into the EO 4 Sustainable Landscaping specification and provide useful information about supporting pollinators through landscaping practices, plant selection and vegetation management.