This is old news, but I wanted to share this because it makes me so hopeful for the future. On May 19, 2015, the White House issued the National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators. Preserving, restoring and establishing native plant communities is the most effective way to preserve habitat for native pollinators – bees, butterflies (including monarchs), ants and bats. I see this strategy as a step in the right direction toward better native habitat development, management and protection. It should also give us a more comprehensive pesticide regulation. Native pollinators are an essential part of a healthy environment and our very livelihood, and this White House action makes their protection a national initiative. In the days to come, I’ll be posting about more actions as a result of this new strategy. Read more about the Pollinator Health Task Force.