The University of Minnesota Monarch Lab's Monarchs in the Classroom program organized the Monarch Biology and Conservation Meeting that was held in June 2012 at the University's Landscape Arboretum. Over 150 monarch conservationists, monarch scientists, citizen scientists, and land managers attended the meeting to share information and attend workshops on monarch biology, successful conservation efforts, monitoring, and population trends. A keynote address was delivered by the eminent Dr. Lincoln Brower, who spoke on his “58 Year Journey with Monarchs”, and his many insights regarding monarch biology and conservation that have developed along the way. Presentations and posters can be viewed at the meeting website: www.monarchlab.org/mn2012.
The Monarch Joint Venture (MJV) is a partnership of federal and state agencies, non-governmental organizations, and academic programs that are working together to support and coordinate efforts to protect the monarch migration across the lower 48 United States.