The conversation about how private working lands can help monarchs and pollinators is ongoing and lively. Check here often, as Farmers for Monarchs aims to be a perennial resource for farmers and landowners interested in planting and enhancing monarch habitat.
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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced May 24 that it has extended the deadline to determine whether the monarch butterfly warrants federal protection under the Endangered Species Act to December 15, 2020.
Ben Crawford, environmental services director for Prestage Farms of Iowa, is featured in a new video (linked below) about Iowa pork producers’ cooperation with researchers to plant and survey monarch habitat plots on their land. Hog farmers are collaborating with Iowa State University to provide more habitat for monarch butterflies through on-farm research projects. Since […]
Two webinars scheduled for May 28th and July 23rd, 2019, will be produced by the Monarch Collaborative as part of the monthly Monarch Conservation Webinar Series co-hosted by the Monarch Joint Venture and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Why pollinator habitat makes sense on your land: maximizing the potential of working acres May 28th, […]