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Over the past two decades the monarch population has fallen into a steep decline, due largely to loss of habitat, as well as factors such as pesticide use, climate change, predators and disease. Monarch habitat consists of native milkweed plants to provide food for caterpillars, and blooming nectar plants all growing season long to fuel butterfly breeding and migration. Restoring the monarch population is going to take an “all-hands-on deck” approach. We need all sectors to get involved to restore monarch numbers to a sustainable level.
Find out how you can get involved in monarch conservation, no matter who or where you are!
Ways for agricultural producers of every trade to contribute to the “all-hands-on-deck” approach that is needed to restore sufficient habitat for monarchs and other pollinators.
Corporations have an important opportunity to participate in efforts to bring back monarchs and the other pollinators and wildlife that share their habitats.
Community groups and organizations have many opportunities to get involved with monarch conservation. Find out why monarchs matter for your organization and what your group can do to help bring back the monarchs.
As a land manager, you are probably already doing pollinator conservation, but there are various actions you can do to increase your impact.
Educators play an important role in monarch conservation.
You can help preserve the monarch migration for future generations by creating habitat and getting involved in other ways.
You, with the help of an adult supervisor, can create monarch habitat in your very own backyard!
Local elected and appointed officials have a chance to help turn the tide and bring back the pollinators.
Your nursery can play an integral role in monarch conservation.
Many state DOTs have ongoing efforts to protect and restore monarch and pollinator habitat on their own lands and adjacent areas. The "Monarch Highway" is one such effort, which is a collaboration of state DOTs across the monarch's central flyway.