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Integrated Monarch Monitoring Project Trainings
Citizen scientists provide valuable data to monarch conservation through the Integrated Monarch Monitoring Program (IMMP), and many other programs. To learn about how to count monarchs and carefully describe their habitats with IMMP, please consider attending one of our 2018 training sessions. Find more information about the program and the training sessions here.
Monarch Conservation Webinar Series
Join us for the 2018 Monarch Conservation Webinar Series, hosted by the Monarch Joint Venture and the USFWS National Conservation Training Center! On the 4th Tuesday of each month, we will dive into a new monarch conservation topic with expertise and experience from the MJV partnership and other organizations. Click on the title of a webinar to register!
- To see completed webinars, visit our page of archived webinars.
Title: Where are the Monarchs and Milkweeds? Crowd-sourcing, modeling, and surveying across the West
Date: Tuesday, November 27th, 2018. 2 PM Eastern Time
Presenters: Emma Pelton, Conservation Biologist and Candace Fallon, Senior Conservation Biologist, the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
Description: From a few hundred records to nearly 50,000, over the last few years, the Xerces Society and partners have built an interactive, publicly accessible database of monarch and milkweed records across the western U.S. They use crowd-sourcing and existing databases as well as conducting coordinated field surveys and engaging citizen scientists to quickly fill information gaps about where and when monarchs and their habitat are found. The database has already been used to create and improve habitat suitability models for monarchs across seven states which are being incorporated into many conservation planning and monitoring efforts. Other uses of the database include the creation of region-specific nectar guides, a better understanding of where to (and not to) plant milkweed, and influencing the prioritization of on-the-ground restoration efforts. Help us keep gathering data and putting it to good use for western monarch conservation!
MJV/MAFWA Conservation Partners Meeting
This meeting will take place in Nebraska November 28th and 29th and will combine the MJV Annual Partnership Meeting with the MAFWA Mid-America partner and stakeholder conference. MJV partner organizations are invited to attend. Please contact Cora for more information.
Monarch Butterfly Events Calendar
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