NCWF Endangered Species Web Series Rusty Patched Bumble Bee
May 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join NCWF for our third and final webinar in the Endangered Species Web Series to explore the history and recovery of the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee with guest speaker and USFWS biologist, Bryan Tompkins.
Bryan Tompkins grew up in a rural farming community near Milledgeville, Georgia. Bryan has spent the past 16-years as a Wildlife Biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) in Asheville, North Carolina. He currently serves as the USFWS – Southeast Region recovery biologist for the federally endangered rusty-patched bumble bee and is the Energy Project Coordinator for the Asheville Field Office where he reviews energy production and development projects such as hydropower, coal combustion, natural gas, solar arrays, and wind farms. His recent efforts have been focused on the conservation of pollinator species with emphasis on the preservation and restoration of native pollinator habitat in North Carolina.