With support from MJV, NABA has improved their Butterfly Garden and Habitat website, and expanded the content to include more information about monarch conservation and the Monarch Joint Venture. An expansion of the current website’s information places a clearer emphasis on the use of regionally native plants, including milkweeds, for the creation of butterfly habitat. Particular emphasis is placed on habitat for monarchs. NABA currently provides 43 regional butterfly garden guides for locations throughout the US. These regionally specific guides are available on the Butterfly Garden and Habitat website as downloads. This website emphasizes the need to use native vs. non-native plants in restoration or gardening efforts, which is reflected in the regional planting guides. Within each downloadable PDF, monarchs are specifically be targeted as a species of concern.
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.