What is the Integrated Monarch Monitoring Program?
The Integrated Monarch Monitoring Program (IMMP) is a national program to collect milkweed, nectar plant, and monarch use data from various land-use types and regions. This information is vital to shaping our understanding of how monarchs interact with their environment, documenting conservation efforts, and tracking the population and its habitat as they change over time.
Monitoring Safety & COVID-19
Observing nature is a great way to stay emotionally and physically healthy during these days of social distancing. If and when you do so, please keep the following things in mind:
- Follow your state's recommendations and guidelines.
- Monitor with people you are already in close contact with (e.g., family).
- Minimize contact with others. If you see other people at your monitoring site, distance yourself at least 6 feet away.
- Wash your hands often (before and after leaving home). Avoid touching your face. Keep sanitizer with you to use while you're out.
- Only do what you are comfortable with. If you need to postpone monitoring to keep yourself safe, please do so!
Financial support for this IMMP program comes from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and Monarch Joint Venture.