Monarch Conservation Toolbox

Best Management Practices

Pollinator Best Management Practices for Roadsides and Other Rights-Of-Way

Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Country
United States

Region
Minnesota

Land Use / Land Cover
Roadside or ROW

Agency Type
State

Target or Affiliated Species or Habitat
Pollinators

Publication Type
Brochure

Original Language
English

This guidelines brochure provides a description of voluntary BMPs for management and creation of pollinator habitat in roadsides or ROWs. These practices are intended for Department of Transportation (DOT) staff, as well as other ROW managers, which may include agricultural landowners.

Recommendations are general in nature and cover invasive/pest species management; habitat identification, preservation, or restoration; mowing or haying; and prescribed burning. References to state statutes are provided in order to place some recommendations in context. A reference to the state DOT’s Living Snow Fence incentive program is also provided, as are links to additional resources (MDA 2014).

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