Tools

Assessment

Solar Site Pollinator Habitat Assessment Form

This tool developed by Minnesota Board of Water & Soil resources helps solar companies claim pollinator/wildlife habitat benefits on solar sites.


Michigan Pollinator Habitat Planning Scorecard for Solar Sites

This form was developed by the Michigan State University Department of Entomology to guide vegetation management at solar installations to make them more supportive for native pollinators. The tool helps determine whether the plans meet or exceed the minimum requirements.


Solar Site Pollinator Habitat Planning & Assessment Form

This assessment tool developed by the Pollinator-Friendly Solar Initiative of Vermont is used for site and seed mix planning and designing.


Rusty Patched Bumble Bee Habitat

This tools developed by Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation is meant to help educate conservation planners and landowners, prioritize conservation actions, and quantify habitat or land management improvements for the rusty patched bumble bee on a single site. 


Monarch Butterfly Habitat Quantification Tool Specifications Document

This tool developed for Monarch Butterfly Habitat Exchange. It is the product of Environmental Defense Fund, Environmental Incentives, and the Monarch Lab at the University of Minnesota. This tool is used by the Exchange to evaluate habitat and estimate benefits to monarchs. 


Integrated Monarch Monitoring Program 2018 Guidebook

This guide developed by Monarch Joint Venture describes the objectives and the various activities of the Integrated Monarch Monitoring Program.


Monarch Breeding Habitat Assessment Tool

This assessment tool developed by the University of Minnesota Monarch Lab provides public and private landowners key criteria and a scoring rubric for creating and managing monarch breeding and migratory habitat.


Streamlined Bee Monitoring Protocol for Assessing Pollinator Habitat

This guideline developed by the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation examines the habitat and habitat restoration projects and how they help increase the value of wild bees in crop pollination. Working to better understand the ecology of wild polination services, examine pollinator diversity , community ecology of plant-pollinator networks.