The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden researches native habitat buffers for agricultural sustainability. They are collecting data to learn more about which species native to the region work best to attract native pollinators and plan to install native habitat buffers on several farms in Santa Barbara County. They have also started a rare plant recovery and restoration effort to investigate the threats and life histories of native rare plants, which includes describing their associated plant species and insect visitors to define their plant-pollinator networks.

Relevant topics: Pollinators, pollination, habitat, pollinator research, ecological landscape