Habitat Kits have been designed to both establish and/or enhance pollinator habitat on a variety of project sites. Projects may include (but are not limited to) agricultural lands, urban farms, parks, nature centers, schools, businesses, garden spaces and community spaces. Our program will initially place priority for projects near watersheds and valuable habitat corridors that may be important for pollinator population success throughout the state. Plant species within kits are preselected and have been designed to provide optimal seasonal resources that will benefit the greatest number of species per region.
There are currently 2 habitat kits available for distribution in Fall, 2022: An upland kit (suitable for well-draining soils and drier habitats), and a wetland kit (suitable for water-holding soils and moist to wet areas). Projects may be awarded one or both types of kit depending on project location and need. Each kit is designed to cover approximately 300 square feet to habitat. A minimum of 3 kits will be awarded per project (to cover a minimum of 900 square feet total).
Utah Upland Habitat Kit
The upland habitat kit is composed of a variety of native species that provide seasonal blooms across spring, summer, and fall. Species composition will depend on availability but generally consist of the following species and bloom times:
Utah Wetland Habitat Kit
The wetland habitat kit will include pollinator friendly plant species that prefer moist to wet soil conditions throughout the growing season. Blooms will cover all seasons and provide continuous, diverse food resources for a host of pollinators.