On November 13th 2018 CSUN became the 57th campus to be added to the Bee Campus USA Affiliates!
What is Bee Campus USA?
Bee Campus USA fosters ongoing dialogue to raise awareness of the role pollinators play in our communities and what each of us can do to provide them with healthy habitat.
The Bee Campus USA program endorses a set of commitments, defined in an application, for creating sustainable habitats for pollinators, which are vital to feeding the planet.
Why are pollinators important?
- 1 in every 3 bites of food we eat is courtesy of insect pollination.
- 90% of all wild plants and trees rely on pollinators for the survival of their species.
- U.S honey bee colonies are seeing an annual average loss of nearly 37%.
Bee Campus USA Requirements
- Establish a Committee and Develop a Habitat Plan.
- Host Awareness Event(s).
- Sponsor and Track Student Service-Learning Projects to Enhance Pollinator Habitats.
- Offer Pollinator-Focused Courses and/or Workshops.
- Post Signage to Educate Campus and Broader Community.
- Maintain a Web Presence to Share Bee Campus USA News and Activities.
- Annually Apply for Renewal.
Did you know CSUN has a Pollinator Garden?
In honor of becoming a Bee Campus USA Affiliate, CSUN built its first designated Pollinator Garden. The Pollinator Garden is located just south of Student Housing between the Baseball and Softball Fields. The goal of the garden is not only to attract and provide a food source for our local pollinators, but also to provide an educational opportunity for our campus community to engage with local plants and our pollinators.
Integrated Pest Management Plan and Pollinator-friendly Plant List
CSUN has an integrated pest management plan since 2018, which establishes responsible parties and procedures to minimize the toxicity of pest control treatments while maximizing their impact and ensuring that building occupants are properly notified.
View CSUN's Integrated Pest Management Plan
View CSUN's Pollinator Habitat Plan
View CSUN's list of native and pollinator-friendly plants
Download CSUN's list of regional suppliers of native and pollinator-friendly plants