Santa Clara Valley Habitat Agency is the newest addition to the MJV partnership! By working with Monarch Joint Venture, SCVHA plans to continue their efforts in monarch habitat conservation in and around monarch overwintering sites and throughout their California breeding grounds.
SCVHA works with other Californian organizations on federal, state, and local levels to create and implement the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Plan. This plan aims to enhance the viability of threatened and endangered species and manage and monitor their respective habitats.
The SCVHA implemented a State of California Natural Communities Conservation Plan (NCCP) and a federal Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) through the Endangered Species Act to serve as a mitigation and recovery program. According to SCVHA, the HCP-NCCP is “a 50-year framework for promoting the protection and recovery of 18 covered species, including the Bay checkerspot butterfly, and their habitat...”
Looking to 2020 and beyond, the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Agency aims to increase their education and outreach programs, integrate monitoring of monarchs and their habitats into the Habitat Agency’s conservation plans, restore and enhance monarch habitat, and further build partnerships to advance monarch conservation across the United States.
Monarch Joint Venture recognizes the value of the work the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Agency is doing and is excited to expand our partnership with them!
The Monarch Joint Venture is a national partnership of federal and state agencies, non-governmental organizations, businesses and academic programs working together to conserve the monarch butterfly migration. The content in this article does not necessarily reflect the positions of all Monarch Joint Venture partners. Header photo provided by Santa Clara Valley Habitat Agency.