On Wednesday, May 15, the Necanicum Watershed Council offers final presentation of the season, led by Jed Arnold, community outreach and stewardship coordinator for Hampton Lumber and Dr. Christine Buhl, entomologist with the Oregon Department of Forestry “Preserving Pollinators on Oregon’s North Coast — Working Forests as Native Pollinator Habitat.”

Oregon is home to over 500 species of bees, which are responsible for pollinating many of our staple crops and plants in rural and urban landscapes.

Often overlooked are bees present in Oregon forests. Who and where are they? What can we do to protect them? In this talk we’ll discuss the how Oregon is tackling enhancing pollinator health and habitat as well as research into pollinator habitat enhancement taking place on privately owned timberlands right here in Clatsop County.

Listening to the Land is a monthly winter speaker series offered January through May and presented by the Necanicum Watershed Council in partnership with the Seaside Public Library.

Presentations are held the third Wednesday of every month starting at 6 p.m. at the Seaside Library, 1131 Broadway, Seaside. Events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.necanicumwatershed.org.

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