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Can roadside habitat lead monarchs on a route to recovery?

With monarch populations declining in large part due to habitat loss, monarch habitat is needed across all landscapes. In addition to restored prairies, pollinator gardens, and urban park habitat, roadsides provide potential for habitat restoration.  Read More »

Iowa Partnership Unveils State Monarch Conservation Strategy

Iowa is an important state for monarch conservation, and their efforts provide a great statewide model for monarch conservation planning and implementation. They recently released Iowa’s state monarch conservation strategy, described here.  Read More »

Fostering Young Conservationists: Great Parks of Hamilton County and Rothenberg Preparatory Academy

Great Parks of Hamilton County is partnering with Rothernburg Preparatory Academy to inspire an interest in the natural world in their students, using monarchs and their rooftop garden.  Read More »

Eastern Monarch Population Numbers Drop 27%

This year’s measurement of the eastern monarch overwintering population showed a 27% decrease compared to last year, occupying 2.91 hectares of forest in Mexico’s transvolcanic mountains during the winter of 2016-17.  Read More »

Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin Becomes a Monarch Joint Venture Partner

The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin is partnering with the Monarch Joint Venture to support efforts to save the monarch migration.  Read More »