The Oregon Bee Project’s success depends on multiple levels of collaborators and supporters. In order for this project to truly make an impact, state partners work alongside Oregonians in every region of the state.
The Coordinating Team is responsible for the day-to-day planning & operation of Oregon Bee Project programs and coordinating with partners. The Coordinating Team is primarily made up of state agency representatives from OSU, ODA, and ODF. Coordinating team members are experts in the fields of pollinator health, honey bees and native bees, ecology, pesticides, land management, and public policy.
Members of the Advisory Committee support the development of the Oregon Bee Project by providing feedback and expertise. The Advisory Committee is comprised of diverse representatives including: pollinator health experts, both national and regional; industry groups such as the Pacific Northwest Berry Foundation, the Oregon Golf Course Superintendents Association; Oregonians for Food and Shelter; and land management experts such as farmers, Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD); and conservation groups such as the Xerces Society and Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides. Advisory Committee members are invited to participate in project activities such as attending annual progress meetings, attending public events, responding with feedback on program deliverables, and distributing information through their networks.
Regional Leadership Teams
Long-term success of the Oregon Bee Project demands regional leadership to represent local priorities, carry forward local projects, and create a robust network across the state. Regional leadership will consist of diverse representatives including OSU Extension, growers, researchers, SWCDs, and community volunteers. Regional Teams will represent the unique challenges around the state and will be situated, at a minimum, in the Willamette Valley, the Coast, Central, Southern, and Eastern Oregon. The role of Regional Teams will be to share information, coordinate public and educational events, identify farms with innovative practices, report on research and local efforts, attend and provide feedback on the OBP’s program and progress, and report to the Advisory Committee.