There is a wealth of information out there to help you make your decisions, including several one-page documents created by Farmers for Monarchs outlining several topics for farmers interested in pollinator habitat and conservation. We have also created a shareable postcard about Farmers for Monarchs. Click the images below to download these resources.
Conservation Reserve Program Planting for Pollinators Minimizing Pesticide Exposure
About Farmers for Monarchs Monarch Friendly Mowing
In addition to our one-pagers, we’ve compiled a list of organizations below 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.
Monarch Joint Venture (MJV) – MJV is a national partnership organization specializing in conservation 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.
Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) – The FWS Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program has assisted thousands of private landowners across the U.S. to improve habitat through cooperative conservation. Get started by contacting your state coordinator.
Field Biologist Program – We have pretty good coverage of folks throughout the eastern monarch migratory range that are available to meet with landowners and discuss options for available federal, state, and local conservation programs.
Precision Ag & Conservation Specialist Program – We have a number of folks available to help producers interpret their precision ag data and find conservation solutions to help increase field/farm income.
Native Seed Program – We offer many different wildlife and pollinator seed mixes that meet USDA program specifications. In addition, our seed team is able to provide custom mixes for landowners to meet their goals and objectives.