In 2014, GCSAA staff participated in the USDA's Forage and Nutrition Summit in Alexandria, Va. The focus of the summit was on pollinator health, with key areas of discussion being nutrition research, forage research, federal programmatic efforts in establishing forage plantings, providing access to honey bees on federally managed lands and providing access to honey bees on rights-of-way and land trusts.
In 2014, GCSAA and its members responded to proposed neonicatanoid bans in Vermont; Spokane, Wash.; Seattle, Wash.; and Tucson, Ariz.
In 2015, GCSAA and its members responded to proposed neonicatanoid bans in Maine and New York.
In 2016, GCSAA and RISE worked together to address pollinator focused bills in OH, MN, ME, MD, NC, VA, IL, CT, DC, VT, NJ, CA, MA and RI.
GCSAA staff participated in the 2016 National Entomology Conference and Pollinator Summit. University entomology scientists worked with staff to develop pollinator BMPs and pollinator talking points for advocacy efforts.
In 2016, staff participated in the Managed Pollinator Protection Plan National Symposium in Washington, D.C.