National Information

There is a wealth of information out there to help you make your decisions. We’ve compiled the best information to help you better understand the issues and what you can do to help. Please note, the resources listed on this site are not necessarily affiliated with Farmers for Monarchs or the Keystone Monarch Collaborative.

Monarch Joint Venture (MJV) - MJV is a national partnership organization specializing in conservaiton efforts to protect monarch butterflies. They provide information and coordination for monarch habitat conservation, educational/outreach activities, and monarch science.

USDA Service Centers - USDA Service Centers are designed to be a single location where customers can access the services provided by the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the Rural Development agencies.

BASF - Living Acres #MonarchChallenge - BASF's biodiversity program dedicated to monarch habitat preservation and restoration. The #MonarchChallenge provides farmers and farm families educational resources about milkweed and monarchs as well as free milkweed seedlings annually. Farmers and farm families can sign up at www.monarchchallenge.com to receive periodic updates and milkweed seedlings that ship in the spring.

Conservation Blueprint Pollinator Habitat Tips - Monthly pollinator habitat tips provided in a short video format. The tips typically cover pollinator habitat establishment and management, citizen science monarch butterfly efforts, pollinagtor habitat design, etc.

Mayors' Monarch Pledge - Through the National Wildlife Federation’s Mayors' Monarch Pledge, U.S. cities, municipalities, and other communities are committing to create habitat for the monarch butterfly and pollinators, and to educate citizens about how they can make a difference at home and in their community.

Million Pollinator Garden Challenge - The Million Pollinator Garden Challenge has been launched by The National Pollinator Garden Network, A partnership between conservation organizations, gardening groups, volunteer civic associations and participating federal agencies to inspire people and organizations to create more pollinator habitats.

The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation - the Xerces Society has gained extensive experience and accumulated expertise in all aspects of monarch conservation. Our work now extends to protecting and managing the habitats that support all stages of the monarch’s lifecycle throughout the transcontinental range of the butterfly’s migration.