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Bee Campus U.S.A.

Our University has been recognized by the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation as a Bee Campus U.S.A university for the first year in 2022! 

To earn the Bee Campus U.S.A. designation, UL Lafayette enacted a range of programs and initiatives:

  • Establish a bee campus usa advisory committee
  • Create and enhance pollinator habitat on campus
  • Reduce the use of pesticides with an IPM
  • Offer courses or continuing education opportunities that incorporate pollinator conservation
  • Distributed over 1000 native wildflower seeds to incoming students
  • Created student service-learning projects to develop and enhnace pollinator habitats
  • Planted native pollinator urban prairies and bioswales at several locations on campus
  • Display signage focused on pollinator conservation.

Native Plant List 

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette grows its own plants that are planted on campus. Native plants used in landscaping projects are grown at the UL Lafayette Ecology Center.

View the 2023 Native Plant List: Native Plant List 

2023 Bee Campus Projects

In 2023, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette planted 533 Native Plants on campus with the help of 113 volunteers.

View the 2023 List of Projects: Project List 

Pollinator Locations on Campus

 Protected Managed Landscapes Maps