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Partners 2023

The Monarch Joint Venture (MJV) is a partnership of federal and state agencies, non-governmental organizations, businesses, and academic programs working together to protect the monarch migration across the United States. Our partners are experts in the fields of monarch conservation and education. They are working to make colossal progress toward our ultimate goal of conserving the monarch migration, using the Monarch Conservation Implementation Plan as our guide.

Click here to view our partners' locations (gold stars) on our Conservation Efforts Map.

Aerulean Plant Identification Systems Inc.

The Aerulean Plant Identification Systems, Inc.created a robust, online, visual software, that aims to provide gardeners with the tools they need to contribute to monarch conservation.

Almond Board of California

The Almond Board of California, made up of more than 7,600 almond growers and 99 processors across California, supports the almond growing community through market development and research to help improve farming and processing practices. The Almond Board has been a strong advocate for habitat on working lands, pollinators, and monarchs and is a co-founder of the California Pollinator Coalition.

Arkansas Monarch Conservation Partnership

The Arkansas Monarch Conservation Partnership is a collaborative group of stakeholders working to advance and grow monarch and pollinator conservation across the Natural State.

Armand Bayou Nature Center

As one of the oldest and largest restored tallgrass prairie preserves in the Houston-Galveston region of Texas, ABNC has long been focused on propagating pollinator food and host plants, including multiple native milkweed species.

Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies is the professional association that serves as the collective voice of North America's state, provincial and territorial fish and wildlife agencies.

Audubon International

Audubon International, is a global non-profit organization with an interest in fostering environmental sustainability in the places people live, work and play. Their Monarchs in the Rough program works to establish monarch habitat on golf courses across the country and beyond.

Bayer

Bayer Crop Science’s monarch and pollinator work centers on three pillars of commitment, including increasing pollinator habitats in agricultural communities, driving and encouraging conservation conversations through diverse partnerships, and reaching new audiences through education and outreach. Bayer was a founding member of Farmers for Monarchs and continues to support and encourage the expansion and establishment of pollinator habitat in the agricultural landscape.

Bee and Butterfly Habitat Fund

The Bee & Butterfly Habitat Fund works to get more monarch and pollinator habitat on the ground by providing landowners with incentives to restore habitat. They employ innovative techniques that enable landowners to support pollinators on their land.

Bee City USA

Bee City USA is a national nonprofit organization that galvanizes communities to sustain pollinators--responsible for 1 in 3 bites we eat and the reproduction of 90% of the world's wild plant species--by providing them with healthy habitat, rich in a variety of native plants and free to nearly free of pesticides.

Bee Squad, University of Minnesota

The Bee Squad is the education and outreach arm of the Bee Lab at the University of Minnesota. They engage with the public on problems that bees and other pollinators face, along with what can be done to support these insects - Bee Squad’s mission is to help people help bees!

Bureau of Land Management

BLM will work with MJV to strengthen milkweed seed and plant availability nationwide and will work with partners to strengthen monarch conservation efforts, primarily the western U.S.

Butterfly Pavilion

Butterfly Pavilion is the first stand-alone, Association of Zoos and Aquariums-accredited non-profit invertebrate zoo in the world. Located in Westminster and Fort Collins, they are home to the only year-round butterfly houses in Colorado. They are a primary contact point for butterflies and their conservation in the Front Range of CO and throughout the state.

California Association of Resource Conservation Districts

The California Association of Resource Conservation Districts (CARCD) works with Resource Conservation Districts, state and federal agencies, policy makers, and individuals to ensure the resilience and health of California's water, soil, wildlife habitat, and other natural resources — today and for generations to come.

Central Coast State Parks Association

Central Coast State Parks Association supports and funds interpretive and educational programs that promote understanding and conservation of the natural and cultural resources of the State Parks of San Luis Obispo County, California. They are a fiscal sponsor of the Western Monarch Trail.

Cibolo Nature Center

Cibolo Nature Center, in the Texas Hill Country, is in an area of high priority for monarch conservation. CNC is working with the MJV to provide monarch monitoring and conservation workshops for citizen scientists and Master Naturalists throughout the state.

Cincinnati Nature Center

The Cincinnati Nature center's regional Milkweed to Monarchs initiative supports monarch conservation in the Corn Belt, an important monarch breeding area. Focusing on Ohio partners, this initiative will help to increase monarch breeding habitat and awareness.

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is dedicated to creating adventure, conveying knowledge, conserving nature, and serving the community. The Zoo serves more than 300,000 students annually, and includes an award-winning botanical garden focused on pollinators.

Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory

CVWO is a non-profit organization founded in 1994 with a mission of "protecting wildlife through field research, education and habitat conservation. Their work includes both collecting and sharing their data on monarchs through one of their signature programs, The Monarch Butterfly Migration Program.

CPKC

CPKC is a transportation holding company with railroad investments in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Panama. CPKC has been proud to support overwintering areas in Mexico through reforestation efforts and looks forward to further development of a Monarch Depot concept which will provide habitat islands across the CPKC railway system.

Crown Bees

Crown Bees is an industry leader in solitary beekeeping, with a vision to increase awareness of bee diversity and help people increase pollination and food production with responsibly managed solitary bees.

Deep Roots

Deep Roots (formerly Kansas City Native Plant Initiative), along with their many partners, has a vision of creating native landscapes where nature and people thrive together. Beyond their restoration efforts, Deep Roots actively works to spark community involvement in conservation, and to disseminate information and educational resources to people of all ages.

Desert Botanical Garden

The Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix Arizona has been doing monarch conservation outreach for more than a decade and has been teaching and inspiring visitors from the local community and around the world for more than 70 years.

Duluth Monarch Buddies

Duluth Monarch Buddies strives to restore monarch habitat in the Duluth, Minnesota area and educate Duluth residents about the ecology of monarchs and other pollinators.

DuPage Monarch Project

The DuPage Monarch Project is a group of local organizations working together to provide education about monarchs and increase the amount of suitable monarch habitat throughout DuPage County, Illinois.

Earth Discovery Institute

San Diego-based Earth Discovery Institute (EDI) works to inspire stewardship of San Diego’s native biodiversity through environmental education and conservation.

East Central Energy

East Central Energy is a member-owned electric distribution cooperative that understands the integral role the energy sector plays in monarch and pollinator habitat conservation. They are enrolled in the nationwide monarch Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances through the University of Chicago’s Energy Resource Center and the USFWS.

Energy Resources Center

The Energy Resources Center of the University of Illinois - Chicago has been performing research and outreach related to pollinator habitat on working landscapes for nearly two years, including research on development of geospatial tools and land use analyses to help designate priority areas for monarch habitat, and outreach through facilitation of the Rights of Way as Habitat Working Group.

Environmental Defense Fund

The Environmental Defense Fund is one of the world's largest environmental non-profits, which works to tackle threats with practical solutions. They are developing a new conservation tool for monarchs, the Monarch Butterfly Habitat Exchange.

Farmers for Monarchs

Farmers for Monarchs, a collaborative initiative of the Keystone Policy Center, supports productive agriculture and livestock operations in concert with monarch conservation, believing that an increase in milkweed and nectar plants appropriately placed in rural areas can benefit monarchs in alignment with farm operations.

Florida Museum of Natural History

Dr. Jaret Daniels' lab at The Florida Museum of Natural History at the University of Florida conducts monarch research and public outreach initiatives across Florida.

Fort Cavazos Adaptive and Integrative Management Program

The AIM Program is working with various organizations within the 218,000-acre Fort Cavazos area to coordinate research, monitoring, data sharing, educational outreach, and partnerships in pursuit of pollinator habitat conservation and restoration.

Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Fort Worth Botanic Garden (FWBG) is the oldest botanic garden in Texas and has been supporting monarch butterflies and their conservation for more than ten years.

Goin’ Native Therapeutic Gardens

Based in San Juan Capistrano, California, Goin’ Native's mission is to help people, plants, and pollinators thrive together.

Great Parks of Hamilton County

Located in Hamilton County, Ohio with 2,000 acres of prairie and meadow habitat, Great Parks of Hamilton County uses their monarch habitat restoration sites to raise awareness about monarchs and pollinators.

Green Schools Alliance

GSA is a global peer-to-peer network of schools working to solve climate and conservation challenges. They are working with the MJV to implement monarch/pollinator conservation and education into their network.

Hedgerow Farms

Hedgerow Farms specializes in producing high quality seed of origin-known, wildland collected California native grasses, forbs, sedges and rushes. They offer seeds in single species or custom seed mixes, plug transplants and native grass straw. Their seeds and plants are used in wildlife habitat restoration projects, agricultural revegetation projects, for erosion control and urban and rural landscaping.

Houston Arboretum and Nature Center

HANC's mission is to provide education about the natural environment to people of all ages and to protect and enhance the Arboretum as a haven and as a sanctuary for native plants and animals.

Houston Wildnerness

Houston Wilderness is a broad-based alliance of business, environment, and government interests that work together to protect, preserve and promote the unique biodiversity of the Greater Houston Region’s remaining ecological capital.

Hutchings Museum Institute

Located in Lehi, Utah the Hutchings Museum Institute is working to protect monarchs, and educate the public about monarch and pollinator conservation. Their Save the Monarchs program helps educate the public about monarchs and milkweed, sells milkweed seeds and starts, and encourages community members to plant monarch and pollinator gardens.

Iowa Department of Natural Resources

The Prairie Resource Center of the Iowa DNR focuses on restoring Iowa's prairies to their native state. In partnership with MJV, Iowa's DNR has included native milkweed and nectar plants in their restoration efforts and continue to restore more habitat for monarchs each year.

Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium

The Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium is composed of state-based organizations that agree on a common goal to enhance the monarch butterfly's reproduction across the state by supporting the propagation of breeding habitat through research, education and direct action.

Journey North

Journey North is a citizen science program focused on migratory organisms, including monarchs. Their network of citizen scientists and monarch reports aids in our understanding of the monarch migration and informs many conservation initiatives.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is working with the MJV to improve milkweed availability in Texas and to improve native plant resources available for monarch habitat restoration plantings.

Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy

Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy is a volunteer-driven non-profit in Virginia working to promote healthy wildlife populations in Loudoun County and beyond. They are working with the MJV and other partners to restore monarch habitat and educate people far and wide.

Malibu Monarch Project

The Malibu Monarch Project is a local monarch butterfly education and conservation group in Malibu, CA. They raise awareness of the monarch plight and as an MJV partner, MMP will expand their work to cooperate with other groups using similar data collection methods, enhance exchange of information and provide a forum for collaboration in development of future projects.

Manomet

Manomet uses science and collaboration to strengthen bird migration routes, coastal ecosystems, and working lands and seas across the western hemisphere. Through their exploration of the intersection between bird and monarch butterfly conservation, they have developed innovative educational programs focused on monarchs, milkweeds, and pollinators.

Metro Blooms

Metro Blooms is a Minnesota Twin Cities based metropolitan group working to promote and celebrate gardening, to beautify our communities and help heal and protect our environment.

Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources

The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources comprises of local partners across Minnesota to to protect the state’s water and soil resources targeting local organizations and private landowners. BWSR’s Pollinator Initiative focuses on incorporating pollinator habitat in all of its programs to support restoration efforts.

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

The Nongame Wildlife Program of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources works to help over 700 species of Minnesota wildlife thrive. With the Monarch Joint Venture, they are working to protect the monarch butterfly as one of these species. Their mission is to protect, maintain, enhance, and restore native nongame wildlife resources for their intrinsic values, ecosystem functions, and long-term benefits.

Minnesota Native Landscapes

Minnesota Native Landscapes is a full service ecological restoration company. Their ecological services range from native seeding to prescribed burning to bio-engineering, and they also produce a wide variety of locally grown native seed and plants suitable for monarchs and pollinators.

Mississippi Valley Conservancy

Mississippi Valley Conservancy is a land trust organization that protects over 20,000 acres of public and private land in southwestern Wisconsin. With a mission to conserve the native and farm lands of southwestern Wisconsin for the well-being of future generations, the Mississippi Valley Conservancy dedicates itself to protecting habitat, including habitat vital to the monarch butterfly.

Midwest Association of Fish and Wildife Agencies

The Midwest Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies is an organization of 13 state and 3 provincial Midwest fish and wildlife agencies. It works to share ideas and information, pool resources, and initiate action to benefit the management and conservation of fish and wildlife resources in the Midwest.

Missouri Prairie Foundation

For 49 years, the Missouri Prairie Foundation has been conserving Missouri's prairies and other native grasslands. Together with the Monarch Joint Venture, MPF's Grow Native program educates and encourages production of native plants like milkweed and other nectar plants.

Missourians for Monarchs

Missourians for Monarchs currently consists of nearly 30 partners representing citizens, conservation and agricultural organizations, government agencies, municipalities, utilities and agribusinesses. The collaborative seeks to work with all entities within the state who are interested in promoting pollinator conservation on public lands as well as agricultural and non-agricultural private lands.

Mister G

Ben Gundersheimer (Mister G) is a Latin Grammy Award winning artist, author, activist, and educator. With 10 albums of original songs composed in four languages, Ben tours internationally as a solo artist and with his Global Citizen Ensemble.

Monarch Alliance

The Monarch Alliance (TMA) works in West Virginia and Maryland. The main activities of TMA involve educating the public on the monarch life cycle, the threats to its spectacular migration, and how the public can help by planting native habitats and engaging in citizen science.

Monarch Butterfly Fund

The primary work of the Monarch Butterfly Fund is protecting overwintering sites in Mexico, and educating the communities there. Additionally, they coordinate with and support conservation efforts along monarch migratory pathways in the U.S. through the MJV.

Monarch Flyway

Monarch Flyway believes that both monarchs and people can benefit from a healthy milkweed ecosystem, and they’ve created a business that embodies this belief. For the past 30 years, Monarch Flyway has been collecting, redistributing, and repurposing milkweed seeds as a way to restore and preserve monarch habitat in the United States and Canada.

Monarch Health

Monarch Health is a citizen science project for volunteers to collect information about the monarch OE parasite. The project is working with the MJV to better understand the possible impacts of non-native tropical milkweed on the prevalence of OE in monarchs.

Monarchs Across Georgia

Monarchs Across Georgia is a committee of the non-profit Environmental Education Alliance of Georgia that is dedicated specifically to monarch education, habitat restoration, and citizen science.

Monarch Watch, University of Kansas

Monarch Watch is an educational outreach program at the University of Kansas. As an MJV partner, they promote conservation through the Monarch Waystation program, a tagging program for eastern monarchs, and by increasing the availability of native milkweed plugs through their Milkweed Market.

Moraga Garden Club

The focus of the Moraga Garden Club (MGC) is to create and maintain visual beauty throughout Moraga, to contribute to civic participation, conservation, and education. The idea for MGC germinated around a kitchen table in 1970, and since then has been and continues to be a resource for all levels of garden enthusiasts in and around Moraga, California.

National Bobwhite & Grassland Initiative

NBGI is the unified effort of 25 state fish and wildlife agencies and various conservation organizations to restore wild bobwhite quail populations to levels comparable to 1980. NBGI’s conservation efforts use a science-based approach to create, maintain, and monitor grassland habitat needed for northern bobwhites to thrive in the wild. Northern bobwhites, monarchs, and many other species all benefit from grassland conservation and restoration efforts.

National Park Service

The National Park Service is partnering with MJV to strengthen awareness and citizen science monitoring of monarchs and their habitat in national parks. They will also work to restore milkweed and nectar sources for monarchs to these lands.

National Recreation and Park Association

NRPA is a national non-profit organization that broadly represents public parks and recreation across the United States. NRPA members work to engage the public in conservation in a variety of ways at the community level through activities such as citizen science, conservation and habitat projects, removal of invasive species, and creation of pollinator habitats.

Native Plant Society of Texas

NPSOT is a member based non-profit whose mission is to promote research, conservation and utilization of native plants and plant habitats of Texas through education, outreach and example. With the MJV, they educate the public about monarchs, milkweed and native plants online and through workshops, classes and other educational programs.

Natural Resources Conservation Service

NRCS has engaged with many MJV partners in extensive efforts to increase milkweed seed availability in priority areas, and also to develop best practices for milkweed propagation.

Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin

The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin was created in 1986 and connects generations to the wonders of Wisconsin’s lands, waters, and wildlife through conservation, education, engagement, and giving.

Naturedigger

Naturedigger is a wildlife and habitat conservation company that develops citizen science and nature education iOS apps. Their monarch and milkweed identification app, Monarch SOS, was developed in cooperation with the MJV not only to educate the public about monarchs and milkweed, but also to support other MJV partners collecting data for their programs.

Nebraska Monarch and Pollinator Initiative

The Nebraska Monarch and Pollinator Initiative brought together a group of stakeholders across the state to work together to develop a statewide conservation plan for monarchs and pollinators and facilitate implementation of priority actions.

Nevada Division of Natural Heritage

Nevada Division of Natural Heritage (NDNH) maintains biodiversity data for Nevada’s at-risk plants and animals to support informed land use and conservation planning decisions. NDNH formed the Nevada Monarch Collaborative to help facilitate and organize conservation goals and actions that will support the western population of monarch butterflies.

North American Butterfly Association

The North American Butterfly Association promotes the enjoyment and conservation of all butterfly species. With the MJV, NABA is working to improve butterfly habitat creation guidelines and boost their Butterfly Counts monitoring program.

North American Land Trust

North American Land Trust (NALT) preserves and manages open space with ecological, agricultural, or historical significance. Working with individuals, corporate landowners, local and state governments, NALT has conserved more than 135,000 acres of land across the United States.

Northeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

The Northeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies represents state agencies in the northeastern portion of the U.S. and their contributions towards monarch conservation.

Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative

The Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative is a state based network that was formed in an effort to improve pollinator awareness and habitat across the state. Their strategic network of partners focuses on habitat creation and enhancement, education, and outreach.

Okies for Monarchs

Okies for Monarchs is an initiative of the Oklahoma Monarch & Pollinator Collaborative, a statewide group of 40+ organizations and citizens working together to ensure thriving monarch migrations for generations to come.

Outhouse Exhibit Services

Outhouse Exhibit Services (OES) creates one-of-a-kind museum exhibits, focusing largely on insects and arthropods, with a goal of connecting visitors of all ages to the natural world by creating inspiring learning spaces. OES is currently creating a Monarchs and Milkweed traveling exhibit.

Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

In partnership with the MJV, Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History is working to engage citizens in monitoring overwintering butterflies in California, providing educational opportunities for youth and adults, and supporting habitat restoration in the state.

Pennies for Monarchs

Pennies for Monarchs is an active, grassroots movement to engage people door-to-door, engage our leaders in public office and engage our children in an epic campaign to save the monarch butterfly.

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

The mission of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (PA DCNR) is to conserve and sustain Pennsylvania’s natural resources for present and future generations’ use and enjoyment. The PA DCNR sees monarchs and pollinators as critical to ecosystem health and human wellbeing and highlights this importance in their habitat and education projects.

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever are partnering with the MJV to merge habitat creation and restoration for monarchs, ground nesting birds and other wildlife species. They have already begun including milkweed in their habitat restoration projects throughout the country.

Pollinator Friendly Alliance

Pollinator Friendly Alliance protects pollinators through habitat restoration, education and awareness, civic stewardship, pesticide reduction, and advocacy.

Pollinator Partnership

The mission of the Pollinator Partnership is to protect and promote pollinators and their ecosystems. Together with MJV, they are promoting monarch conservation, especially in corporate landscapes and utility right-of-way areas.

Pollinator Posse

The Pollinator Posse creates pollinator-friendly landscaping and fosters appreciation of local ecosystems through outreach and education. With eco-friendly landscape techniques at the heart of their work, they teach respect for the creatures which keep Northern California blooming.

Pollinator Protection Fund

The Pollinator Protection Fund (PPF) is working diligently in southern California to help preserve, protect, rehabilitate and create monarch butterfly habitat in their community. They are committed advocates for the monarch butterfly and actively getting their hands dirty in the name of monarch conservation in the West.

Pollinators Prospering People

Pollinators Prospering People (PX3) is a non-profit dedicated to providing service that increase sustainable pollinator habitat by designing and implementing spaces that focus on the relationship between edibles and pollinators with education and community involvement.

Prairie Restorations Inc.

PRI is an ecological restoration company devoted to designing, restoring, and managing native prairie plant communities. PRI has nearly 40 years of expertise in native prairie restoration and an extensive network of partners and restored habitats in the Upper Midwestern U.S.

Prairie Rivers of Iowa

Prairie Rivers of Iowa's mission is to promote economic development through the restoration and conservation of Iowa’s cultural and natural resources

Project Apis m.

Project Apis m. (PAm) is a 501c5 organization focused on honey bee health and crop pollination. PAm is a hub with strong ties to agriculture, including both growers and beekeepers, and researchers whose work informs bee health, beekeeping, and agricultural management practices.

River Partners

River Partners is helping lead a fundamental redesign of California’s approach to water management, working with rivers’ natural systems to restore floodplains and regenerate riparian forests. They provide a broad ripple effect of flood protection, expanded wildlife habitat for fragile species, carbon sequestration, green jobs, open space and conservation of precious water resources.

San Antonio Zoo

The San Antonio Zoo reaches over 1,000,000 guests each year with their exhibits and environmental education work. The Zoo is working to foster an appreciation for monarchs in by connecting visitors to the world of butterflies through their Monarchs and Milkweed Conservation Program.

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance is an international, nonprofit conservation organization, committed to saving species worldwide by uniting their expertise in animal care and conservation science with their dedication to inspiring passion for nature.

Sand County Foundation

Sand County Foundation is a non-profit conservation organization dedicated to working with private landholders across the nation to advance the use of ethical and scientifically sound land management practices for the benefit of people and the environment.

Santa Clara Valley Habitat Agency

The Santa Clara Valley Habitat Agency leads the implementation of the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Plan. The Habitat Plan is a 50-year regional plan to protect endangered species and natural resources while allowing for future development in Santa Clara County (California).

Sauk Prairie Conservation Alliance

The Sauk Prairie Conservation Alliance promotes cooperative conservation on the Badger Lands and in the surrounding Sauk Prairie landscape. The Badger Lands are a 7,300-acre property in southern Wisconsin which housed the Badger Army Ammunition Plant until it was decommissioned in 1997.

Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

SEAFWA's members are state agencies in 15 southeastern states who are responsible for management and protection of fish and wildlife species in those states. In partnership with MJV, SEAFWA will help to facilitate a more coordinated effort by state agencies throughout the southeast to conserve the monarch migration.

Southwest Monarch Study

The Southwest Monarch Study is a citizen science and conservation program based in the U.S. desert southwest, primarily Arizona. One focus of the program is tagging for western/southwestern monarchs, which will provide valuable information about this area, leading to more informed conservation actions.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia

As a unit of the University of Georgia, the garden’s mission is to nurture an environment for learning, inspiration and engagement through horticulture, conservation, science based programs and lasting partnerships.

Sustainable Monarch

Sustainable Monarch’s mission is to fuel the monarch migration by creating novel solutions that benefit local communities. They encourage sound stewardship of natural resources and are working with partners to establish a network of habitat reserves managed specifically to support monarch breeding and migration.

Tallgrass Prairie Center

The Tallgrass Prairie Center, based at the University of Northern Iowa, works to restore native habitats across the state. Together with the MJV, they will work to promote the commercial availability of native milkweed and creation of breeding habitat for monarchs in the Midwest.

Texan by Nature

Texan by Nature’s main goal is to activate new investments in conservation that are Texan-led, community-organized, and science-based. They make a unique positive impact by connecting, communicating, and catalyzing partnership: goals that dovetail perfectly with the MJV mission to support monarch conservation through communication, facilitation and partnership.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Texas is a crucial geographic area for monarch reproduction and migration. TPWD is teaming up with MJV to strengthen the creation and enhancement of native habitats for monarchs and other pollinators in the state, and is helping raise awareness through various outreach efforts.

The Field Museum

The Field Museum was founded in 1893 as the Columbian Museum of Chicago and has spent more than 120 years in the pursuit of scientific knowledge about the world around us. The Field Museum is partnering with the USFWS and other partners to create an urban conservation plan for the monarch butterfly.

The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. The Nature Conservancy protects and restores lands that are critical to functioning natural systems and provide habitat to monarchs and other wildlife.

Three Rivers Park District

Three Rivers Park District is a 27,000 acre park system in Minnesota. Their mission is to promote environmental stewardship through recreation and education in a natural resources-based park system. Together the MJV and TRPD will bring monarch conservation and education to their parks.

Tree People Land Trust

Tree People Land Trust is dedicated to preserving the natural and cultural resources of Southern California through habitat restoration, education, land acquisition, and conservation easements.

Utah Friends of Monarchs

Utah Friends of Monarchs is a grassroots effort to educate and raise awareness of the western monarch butterfly, and connects people across Utah through community science programs and robust social media campaigns.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working as the lead agency in coordinating a U.S. High Level Working Group for monarchs. They are working with the MJV and our partners to integrate monarch conservation and educational programs into our nation's wildlife refuges.

U.S. Forest Service

The MJV operates primarily on funds from the U.S. Forest Service - International Programs. In addition, the Forest Service is working to expand monarch habitat by establishing pollinator gardens at USFS facilities and engaging in efforts to plant milkweed in public areas and in Forest Service lands.

U.S. Geological Survey

The U.S. Geological Survey brings many scientific capabilities to monarch conservation. Through the coordinated efforts of MJV partners, USGS will help inform habitat restoration and monitoring, population monitoring, and other monarch conservation efforts coordinated by MJV.

Unique Places to Save

Unique Places to Save was founded to move beyond barriers to addressing unmet needs in the fields of natural and cultural heritage, farming, community and technology.

United Prairie Foundation

United Prairie Foundation's programs focus on degraded under-managed grasslands dominated by invasive intruders.

University of Texas at San Antonio Biodiversity and Ecological Sustainability Laboratory

The BES lab is conducting research and working to educate diverse audiences about the importance of biological diversity and sustainability. The BES Laboratory is conducting a research study to better understand monarch butterflies and milkweed in Texas.

University of Wisconsin - Madison Arboretum

The UW - Madison Arboretum is known as the birthplace of ecological restoration and home of Curtis Prairie, the first restored prairie in the world. The Arboretum provides a range of rich native habitat, conducts cutting edge research and citizen science, and engages thousands of visitors each year.

USA National Phenology Network

USA National Phenology Network is a national-scale monitoring and research initiative focused on collecting, organizing and delivering phenological data, information, and forecasts to support natural resource management and decision-making, to advance the scientific field of phenology, and to promote understanding of phenology by a wide range of audiences.

Wakaŋ Tipi Awaŋyaŋkapi

Wakaŋ Tipi Awaŋyaŋkapi is a Native-led environmental nonprofit that has serviced the East Side of Saint Paul since 1997. Their mission, engaging people to honor and care for our natural places and the sacred sites and cultural value within them, is borne out in our three programming areas of environmental education, urban conservation and restoration, and cultural connections and healing.

Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

WAFWA represents 23 states and provinces in the west and supports sound resource management and building partnerships at all levels to conserve native wildlife for the use and benefit of all citizens.

Western Monarch Trail

The Western Monarch Trail is an exciting endeavor spearheaded and fiscally sponsored by the Central Coast State Parks Association in California. The project consists of a multi-agency collaboration with representatives from federal and state agencies, non-profit organizations, and private organizations.

Wildlife Habitat Federation

Wildlife Habitat Federation provides on-the-ground restoration, management and generational sustainability of prairie habitat for the conservation of soil, water, air and wildlife in Texas.

Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes

Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes, advocates for the use of native plant species in small and large-scale restoration projects. With the MJV, Wild Ones has initiated a Wild for Monarchs campaign to encourage their national audience to improve monarch habitat.

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is dedicated to protecting and enhancing the ecosystems that sustain all life in their state. Their monarch conservation efforts include increasing monitoring efforts across the state and protecting habitat on both state and private lands.

Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation

The Xerces Society promotes conservation of invertebrates and their habitat. They are working to conserve western monarch overwintering sites in California through monitoring, analyses, and educational programs; and to promote milkweed habitat improvement and monitoring efforts in the western and central U.S.