Southern Oregon University: Bee Campus USA
In April of 2015, SOU became the first ever Bee Campus USA after months of collaboration between SOU’s Landscape Services Dept., SOU professor and local Pollinator Project Rogue Valley founder Jamie Hickner, and the Bee City USA non-profit located in Asheville, North Carolina. We have planted five pesticide-free pollinator gardens on campus so far and continue to incorporate native, pollinator-friendly plant species across campus.
SOU Landscape has pledged with the Friends of the Earth Bee Cause Campaign to stop the use of all neonicotinoids, a harmful type of systemic insecticide, on campus in an effort to help protect bees and other pollinators.
SOU Landscape strives to provide pollinator habitat by planting various beneficial plants around campus. These plants exhibit diverse qualities to proved as much support to our pollinators as possible.
Pollinator Garden Resources:
Integrated Pest Management
Landscape Services only uses approved pesticides and herbicides, which are applied by State-licensed public pesticide applicators. If you have any questions about a chemical being applied, please contact the Landscape Services Supervisor at 541-552-6117. Each applicator carries a Material Safety Data Sheet on the chemical being used.
See SOU’s IPM Policy.