Goodell receives funding from ODOT

May 4, 2017
rusty patch bumble bee

Karen Goodell will be funded for the next two years by ODOT to conduct statewide surveys for the endangered Rusty Patch Bumble Bee and document bumble bee distributions across Ohio. The project aims document the distributions and habitats of two bumble bee species, Bombus affinis and Bombus terricola, in Ohio that have experienced recent population declines and are, or are likely to be, classified as critically endangered by the federal Endangered Species Act. In addition, the research aims to provide tools for assessing habitat for the presence, or likely absence, of the target species. This information will be made available to the Ohio Department of Transportation and other agencies for the purposes of planning and management of transportation projects in ways that minimize impact on these species and their habitat.