Wisconsin Pollinator Plan
Without pollinators, we would no longer be able to take a sip of coffee or ask for guacamole on our burritos. Flower-loving bats, birds and bees are needed in some way to produce one third of everything we eat. However, as their habitat is destroyed and an increasing amount of pesticides are used on or near the plants they depend on, pollinator populations are declining at an alarming rate. Wisconsin’s pollinator plan, a product of the partnership between the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) and the Gratton Lab at UW-Madison, is working at a city and county level to provide beekeepers, growers, pesticide users, homeowners and landowners with the information they need to protect pollinators and their habitat.