The MJV is excited to welcome the California Association of Resource Conservation Districts (CARCD) to our growing partnership! CARCD works to support California’s natural resources, including the western monarch population. They foster partnerships among state and federal agencies and through local Resource Conservation Districts (RCDs) to implement effective conservation plans throughout California.
As of September 2019, CARCD began administering a monarch and pollinator habitat restoration block grant program funded by the state Wildlife Conservation Board. The goal of the block grant program is to fund RCD projects that restore or enhance habitat throughout California. These projects include on farm hedgerow plantings, school demonstration gardens, and conservation land enhancement for pollinators.
The California Association of Resource Conservation Districts seeks to create a network of partnerships that uses pollinator habitat conservation to achieve goals set both inside and outside of monarch conservation. Moving forward, we are excited to help CARCD support California’s RCDs and other partners on their quest to expand monarch and natural resource conservation in California.
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 by Wendy Caldwell.