Butterflies, bumblebees, moths and other creatures help pollinate over 75% of our flowering plants and crops, contributing to over $29 billion in crops each year. Currently many species of pollinators are struggling to survive. Join Blaine Rothauser of the Conserve Wildlife Foundation on a photogenic tour of the world of pollinators in New Jersey, exploring why pollinators are crucial to our environment, health, food systems and economy. Learn how to help the declining species of New Jersey pollinators with simple steps we can take to protect them in our own backyard.
Blaine Rothauser is a Senior Natural Resource Specialist with GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc., specializing in Threatened and Endangered (T&E) species analysis and environmental impact studies. He is a professional conservation biologist with over 26 years of experience in wetland ecology and conversation management of natural resources. Mr. Rothauser is well-versed in the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s (NJDEP’s) Wetland, Floodplain CAFRA, Water Quality Management, Highland, and Pineland Act Rules. He has performed and overseen numerous wetlands and floodplain delineations for a wide range of private and public sector clients throughout the state. Mr. Rothauser’s primary interest is in rare species community structure as it relates to the geophysiographic provinces of New Jersey.