Invertebrate Management Resources

learn more about invertebrates and how to protect them

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 

White Papers

New Research and BMPs in Natural Areas: 2017

Authors: Victoria Wojcik, Lisa Smith, William Carromero, Aime Code, Laurie Davies Adams, Seth Davis, Sandra J. DeBano, Candace Fallon, Rich Hatfield, Scott Hoffman Black, Jennifer Hopwood, Sarah Hoyle, Thomas Kaye, Sarina Jepsen, Stephanie McKnight, Lora Morandin, Emma Pelton, Paul Rhoades, Kelly Rourke, Mary Rowland, and Wade Tinkham

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 

Upcoming NAA Webinar on Bumble Bees

Ferncliff Natural Area: photo by Greg Funka

Managing Pollinators in Natural Areas and resource-Based Competition Between Managed and Wild Bees

(slides only)

Webinar in the 2018 NAA Pollinator Management Series

Speaker: Kelly Rourke, Senior Program Manager - Pollinator Partnership

2018 Webinar: Native Bees and Large Mammals: Vertibrate - Invertabrate Interactions in Riparian Natural Areas and Partnering with Pollinators: Prairie Restoration to Support Diverse Pollinating insects 

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

March 2019 Webinar: The Role of Honey Bees in Natural Areas - A Conversation

Presented by: Rich Hatfield, Senior Conservation Biologist, Endangered Species Program, Xerces Society and Vicki WojcikResearch Director, Pollinator Partnership

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Management Considerations of Pollinating Bats on Wind and Solar Farms and Utility Right-of-Way Management that Supports Pollinators and safe Energy Transmission 

Speakers: Dave Waldien, Affiliated Scholar, Christopher Newport University and Peter Beesley, Vegetation Program Manager, Expert - Pacific Gas and Electric Company


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