Invertebrate Management Resources

A series of 3 images of a firefly, clams, and a bumblebee on a yellow flower. Invertebrate Management. Photo by Jennifer Hopwood.


Scroll down for NAA's collection of resources and informative material for invertebrate/pollinator management and conservation. Be sure to check back, as we add to this page periodically. 

Firefly Conservation Resources

Fireflies are an iconic part of nature celebrated across the United States; however, these flagship species may currently be in decline. The following resources, published by our partners at the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, offer information on firefly ecological and cultural importance, their life cycle, and guidance on mitigating threats and providing suitable habitat for fireflies in natural areas.

The Xerces Society- Conserving the Jewels of the Night 

Natural History Museum of Utah Firefly Page 

NAA Invertebrate management webinars

Webinar archives after 2019 can be found on the Webinar Archive page. Available to members or paying attendees.

June 18, 2019

Insect Apocalypse: What is happening, why it matters, and how natural areas professionals can help

Presented by: Scott Hoffman Black, Executive Director, the Xerces Society
Video length - 1:12:37

March 6, 2019

The Role of Honey Bees in Natural Areas: A Conversation

Presented by: Rich Hatfield, Senior Conservation Biologist, Endangered Species Program, Xerces Society and Vicki Wojcik, Research Director, Pollinator Partnership
Video length - 1:32:08

March 7, 2018

2018 NAA Pollinator Series - Day 1

Talk 1: Native Bees and Large Mammals: Vertebrate - Invertebrate Interactions in Riparian Natural Areas 

Talk 2: Partnering with Pollinators: Prairie Restoration to Support Diverse Pollinating Insects

Presented by: 
Talk 1 - Mary Rowland, Research Wildlife Biologist, U.S. Forest Service; and Sandy DeBano, Associate Professor - Invertebrate Ecology, Oregon State University

Talk 2: Thomas Kaye, Executive Director and Senior Ecologist at the Institute for Applied Ecology

Video length - 1:20:19

April 4, 2018

2018 NAA Pollinator Series - Day 2

Talk 1: Management Considerations of Pollinating Bats on Wind and Solar Farms

Talk 2: Utility Right-of-Way Management that Supports Pollinators and Safe Energy Transmission

Presented by: 
Talk 1 - Dave Waldien, Affiliated Scholar, Christopher Newport University

Talk 2 - Peter Beesley, Vegetation Program Manager, Expert - Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Video length - 1:35:17

April 18, 2018

2018 NAA Pollinator Series - Day 3

Talk 1: Best Management Practices for Pollinators: Creating Practices that are Meaningful and Implementable for Rangelands

Talk 2: Calculated Floral Resource Withdrawal by Managed Honeybees in Light of Native Bee Reproduction

Presented by:
Talk 1 - Scott Hoffman Black, Executive Director, Xerces Society

Talk 2 - Jim Cane, Research Entomologist, USDA-ARS Pollinating Insect Research Unit
Video length - 1:22:51

February 27, 2017

Bringing Back the Pollinators : Conservation in the age of climate change

Presented by: Scott Hoffman Black, Executive Director, the Xerces Society
Video length - 1:07:26

This 2020 webinar is available on the Webinar Archive page for members and paying attendees.

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New Research and BMPs in Natural Areas: A Synthesis of the Pollinator Management Symposium from the 44th Natural Areas Conference, October 2017

Best Management Practices for Pollinators on Western Rangelands: 2018

Authors: Stephanie McKnight, Candace Fallon, Emma Pelton, Rich Hatfield, Aimee Code, Jennifer Hopwood, Sarina Jepsen, and Scott Hoffman Black

Declines in Insect Abundance and Diversity: We Know Enough to Act Now: 2019

Authors: Matthew L. Forister, Emma Pelton, and Scott Hoffman Black

Managing Pollinators in Natural Areas and Resource-Based Competition Between Managed and Wild Bees - Slides Only (PDF)

Webinar in the 2018 NAA Pollinator Management Series

Speaker: Kelly Rourke, Senior Program Manager - Pollinator Partnership

Ferncliff Natural Area, photo by Greg Funka


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