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 habiatats for pollinators, which are vital to feeding the planet. 

JMU is proud to be a contributing member to Bee Campus USA. As a member, JMU will commit to the following: 

  • Create a Campus Pollinator Habitat Plan to offer a valuable landscape management model applicable to local landscapes by 2020
  • Host annual campus events(s) to raise awareness of importance of pollinators and to acknowledge JMU certification as a Bee Campus USA institution
  • Annually sponsor and track student service-learning projects to enhance pollinator habitats on-and off-campus
  • At least biennially offer a course and/or workshop on Pollinator Ecology and/or Integrated Pest Management and/or Landscaping for Pollinators and/or Native Plants
  • Post signage regarding pollinators to educate the campus and broader community about pollinator-friendly landscaping principles
Committee Members

Abe Kaufman, Energy Conservation & Sustainability Manager/Staff <kaufmaat@jmu.edu>

Ali Sloop, Stormwater Compliance Specialist/Staff <witmanad@jmu.edu>

Amanda Bodle, Program Manager, Institute for Stewardship of the Natural World/Staff <bodleam@jmu.edu>

Amy Goodall, Professor, Geography/Faculty <goodalal@jmu.edu>

Holly Wageley, Student representative for JMU Bee Friendly Beekeepers club <wageleha@dukes.jmu.edu>

Jan Sievers Mahon, Arboretum Director <mahonjs@jmu.edu>

Jason Campbell, Integrated Pest Management Supervisor/Staff <campb4mj@jmu.edu>

Lee Brown, Assistant Professor, Biology/Faculty <brown8lm@jmu.edu>

Nate Brown, Sustainability Analyst/Staff <brownnd@jmu.edu>

Scott Jones, Landscape Manager/Staff <jonesrs@jmu.edu>

Wayne Teel, Professor, Geography, Integrated Science and Technology/Faculty <teelws@jmu.edu>

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