What are the benefits of pollinator friendly solar sites? How does it impact grazing?
Join the American Solar Grazing Association’s February webinar with Minnesota Native Landscapes and their research partners on pollinator habitats at solar sites.
Pollinator habitats continue to be an important issue for solar site development, both for their potential ecological benefits and because of their inclusion in legislation regulating dual use and solar siting. How pollinator habitats interact with grazing and vegetation management is a hot topic for the solar grazing world.
MNL’s Jake Janski will provide an overview of the last 7 years of Minnesota’s pollinator friendly solar boom, and MNL’s partners from Argonne National Laboratory and Monarch Joint Venture will discuss the results of their respective solar pollinator research projects.
Jake will break down MNL’s pollinator friendly solar operations and cover everything from seed mix design and establishing vegetation to the introduction of grazing as a multi-benefit pollinator habitat management tool.
Following Jake’s overview, Lee Walston and Heidi Hartmann from Argonne National Laboratory will present field data from their research into the ecological opportunities of solar-pollinator habitats.
Then Laura Lukens from Monarch Joint Venture will present the results from a 2021 pilot study that investigated the benefits of pollinator-friendly solar in Minnesota.
The presentations will be followed by a Q&A.
The webinar is free, but registration is required.
For more information or to register, visit the event webpage, or email the American Solar Grazing Association.