Rachel Davis (Committee Chair) GATEways horticulturist Arboretum and Public Garden (APG); sustainability staff/grounds staff firstname.lastname@example.org
Neal Williams Pollination Ecologist (faculty) email@example.com
Amina Harris Director, Honey and Pollination Center (other staff) firstname.lastname@example.org
Katharina Ullman Director, Student Farm (sustainability staff) email@example.com
Andrew Fulks Assistant Director Arboretum and Public Garden (sustainability staff/grounds staff) firstname.lastname@example.org
Tyson Mantor Associate Director of Grounds, in partnership with Arboretum and Public Garden (grounds staff) email@example.com
Cory Quon APG Learning by Leading™ Habitat Horticulture Co-Coordinator (student) firstname.lastname@example.org
Sofia De Melo CALPIRG team leader (student) email@example.com
RE: Bee Campus USA Committee
As UC Davis grows and evolves, we strive to develop our campus into a living laboratory that encourages people to observe and interact with the landscapes around them. By joining the Bee Campus USA community, UC Davis can enhance our initiatives toward sustainable landscape practices. The Bee Campus USA certification will also support more opportunities for student and community engagement for creating pollinator habitat. Our campus would be the first UC to gain this certification. UC Davis has already set up initiatives that align with the commitments for the Bee Campus certification.
The Bee Campus USA Committee is charged with fulfilling the seven Bee Campus USA Commitments:
1. Establish/maintain a Bee Campus USA Committee or Subcommittee comprised of the landscape director and other staff, administrators, faculty and students, charged with overseeing your pollinator conservation and education efforts. This Committee fulfills this first requirement.
2. Develop and maintain a Campus Pollinator Habitat Plan to include a locally native (indigenous to your ecoregion), pollinator-friendly plant list with regional sources for such plants and a least toxic integrated pest management (IPM) plan.
3. Host campus event(s) each year to raise awareness of the importance of pollinators and to acknowledge the institution’s certification as a BEE CAMPUS USA institution.
4. Annually sponsor and track student service-learning and/or service projects to enhance pollinator habitats on-and off-campus. Service learning projects may or may not be part of courses.
5. Biennially offer a pollinator protection course and/or workshop and/or incorporate pollinator protection topics into the curriculum.
6. Post signage regarding pollinators to educate the campus and broader community about pollinator-friendly landscaping principles.
7. Maintain a webpage on the institution’s website to share your Bee Campus USA news and activities.
With support from committee members and campus partners, these requirements can be accomplished through Arboretum and Public Garden resources and the Learning by Leading program.
Rachel Davis will serve as the convener of the committee. We request that annual updates on the progress of Bee Campus USA be provided to us.
We are excited for the opportunity to join Bee Campus USA, an initiative where institutions can collaborate and support one another to make an impact.
Vice Chancellor Ratliff
Cc: Chancellor Gary May
Provost Ralph Hexter