Collaborating to Save the Iconic Monarch Butterfly
Farmers for Monarchs is a united effort by farmers, ranchers, landowners and the agriculture industry to encourage and enable the expansion and establishment of pollinator/conservation habitat, including milkweed, along the monarch butterfly seasonal migration route.
Monarch butterflies face many challenges that have contributed to a significant decline in their population. More breeding habitat and food resources, including milkweed and nectar sources, across the migration route will help monarch populations recover.
Declines in the monarch population have been documented since the 1990s.
2018 - United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) begins evaluating monarch conservation measures across migration route.
2019 - USFWS determines final listing decision under the Endangered Species Act.