The endangered rusty patched bumblebee needs all the help it can get to survive. Scattered in small groups, this bee’s population has already declined by 87%.
Habitat loss is contributing to this special bee’s decline. Before the rusty patched bumblebee loses any more of the wild fields and woods that it calls home, those places need to be preserved.
After the recent court decision, your agency should act quickly to designate critical habitat for the rusty patched bumblebee. I urge you to revisit the endangered species recovery plan for the rusty patched bumblebee and take swift action to protect its habitat.