State Planting Resources

This page is designed to get you quickly to the information you need to establish monarch habitat on your land. Click on the state in which you live below. You’ll then find information on:

  • Incentive and cost share programs  - these programs include technical help and cost sharing and can be tailored to your needs
  • Commercial seed providers and resources – find local and regional seed providers to work with to establish monarch and other pollinator habitat
  • Technical assistance – organizations listed under technical assistance will walk you through the process and are there to answer any questions you may have
  • Informational resources – there is a wealth of information out there to help you make your decisions. We’ve compiled the best state-specific information to help you better understand the issues and what you can do to help.

We have initially developed specific lists of programs and resources for states in the Midwest, highlighted below, with other states being added soon. If your state is not yet highlighted, it doesn’t mean you can’t still help the monarch and other pollinators!  See our National Information page to find your local USDA Service Center and other nationally available planting resources. Please note, the resources listed on this site are not necessarily affiliated with Farmers for Monarchs or the Keystone Monarch Collaborative.

Illinois

Milkweed Stem Goals: 150,000,000 milkweed stems, along with appropriate nectar sources to the landscape, by 2038.

Monarch Conservation Plan: The Illinois Monarch Project hopes to have its strategy drafted by March 2019. Current Draft

Incentive and Cost-Share Programs

NRCS - EQIP - Through the NRCS Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP), producers can install conservation practices such as conservation cover, riparian herbaceous cover, and field borders to establish monarch habitat on their land. This effort focuses on planting milkweed and other nectar-rich forbs and reducing pesticide use in proximity to monarch habitat.

NRCS - CSP - NRCS is offering support for related enhancements through the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) to establish monarch habitat.

NRCS - ACEP - The Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) provides technical and financial assistance to help conserve agricultural lands and wetlands and their related benefits.

The Bee and Butterfly Habitat Fund: Seed a Legacy Program - The Seed A Legacy Pollinator Habitat Program is available for private, public and corporate lands in a 12-state region of the country critical to pollinator health and habitat needs. It offers access to documented, high quality pollinator seed mixtures for free or at discounted rates using new innovation and technology to deliver pollinator benefits.

Illinois Wildlife Preservation Fund - Any individual, entity or group in Illinois is eligible to apply for funding for their project, which will either be categorized as a small project, wildlife rehabilitator project, or Illinois non-game and plant large project. The funding is reimbursement funding, and payment of the funding for projects is made at project completion when all final reports and required materials are submitted to the Department for review.

FSA Conservation Programs - CRP - The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) pays a yearly rental payment in exchange for farmers removing environmentally sensitive land from agricultural production and planting species that will improve environmental quality.

Commercial Seed Providers and Resources

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever's Native Seed Program - Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever's Native Seed Program provides landowners the ability to purchase custom and pre-packaged pollinator seed mixes at an affordable price. Our diverse mixes have been designed by a team of wildlife biologists to meet state and federal standards while providing quality habitat for birds, bees and butterflies.

Conservation Blueprint - Providing access to high diversity pollinator seed mixtures that are custom-designed, built with landowner objectives and created with specific pollinator benefits and results. Mixtures designed to meete Federal, state and local program requirements. Highly competitive pricing of seed mixtures.

Monarch Watch Milkweed Market - Customers can purchase milkweed plants that are grown in a wholesale restoration nursery.

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever's Native Seed Program - Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever's Native Seed Program provides landowners the ability to purchase custom and pre-packaged pollinator seed mixes at an affordable price. Our diverse mixes have been designed by a team of wildlife biologists to meet state and federal standards while providing quality habitat for birds, bees and butterflies.

IL Department of Natural Resources - Mason State Nursery IDNR is collecting, cleaning, and packaging local pollinator seed to support monarch conservation efforts.

Technical Assistance

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever Field Biologist Program - In partnership with state and federal agencies, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever employ field biologist throughout the state. Our field biologist program is designed to educate farmers, landowners and the general public about the economic benefits of conservation programs, as well as delivering habitat programs that benefit pollinators and other wildlife. We call it the "One Stop Shop" for anything conservation and wildlife related on private and public lands.

Informational Resources

Monarch Wings Across The Eastern Broadleaf Forest - Monarch Wings Across The Eastern Broadleaf Forest (MWAEBF) seeks to increase monarch habitat by engaging public land managers and private land stewards throughout the Eastern Broadleaf Forest-Continental Province (EBF-CP) through a series of monarch habitat enhancement activities with the goal of impacting 4,688, acres of monarch habitat.

National Information

Indiana

Milkweed Stem Goals: To be determined in winter/spring of 2019.

Monarch Conservation Plan: Indiana held a Monarch Conservation Summit September 19th/20th of 2017 and are aiming to establish a plan as soon as possible. Current Plan

Incentive and Cost-Share Programs

NRCS - EQIP - Through the NRCS Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP), producers can install conservation practices such as conservation cover, riparian herbaceous cover, and field borders to establish monarch habitat on their land. This effort focuses on planting milkweed and other nectar-rich forbs and reducing pesticide use in proximity to monarch habitat.

NRCS - CSP - NRCS is offering support for related enhancements through the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) to establish monarch habitat.

NRCS - ACEP - The Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) provides technical and financial assistance to help conserve agricultural lands and wetlands and their related benefits.

The Bee and Butterfly Habitat Fund: Seed a Legacy Program - The Seed A Legacy Pollinator Habitat Program is available for private, public and corporate lands in a 12-state region of the country critical to pollinator health and habitat needs. It offers access to documented, high quality pollinator seed mixtures for free or at discounted rates using new innovation and technology to deliver pollinator benefits.

FSA Conservation Programs - CRP - The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) pays a yearly rental payment in exchange for farmers removing environmentally sensitive land from agricultural production and planting species that will improve environmental quality.

Grasslands for Gamebirds and Songbirds (GGS) - The program provides technical and financial assistance to improve or develop grassland and pollinator-friendly habitat in selected regions in the state.

USFWS - Partners for Fish and Wildlife - Through voluntary agreements, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Partners for Fish and Wildlife (PFW) Program provides technical assistance and cost-share incentives directly to private landowners to improve fish and wildlife habitat on their lands. We strive to develop collaborative partnerships to foster voluntary, community-based stewardship for fish and wildlife conservation.

Commercial Seed Providers and Resources

Grow Indiana Natives - Buy Natives Directory - Here are a list of nurseries and garden centers that offer Indiana native plants for sale and refuse to sell listed Indiana invasive plants because of the damage they cause. Some specific vendors in this list offer pollinator seed mixes.

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever's Native Seed Program - Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever's Native Seed Program provides landowners the ability to purchase custom and pre-packaged pollinator seed mixes at an affordable price. Our diverse mixes have been designed by a team of wildlife biologists to meet state and federal standards while providing quality habitat for birds, bees and butterflies.

Xerces Society Milkweed Seed Finder - As part of Project Milkweed, Xerces Society have created this comprehensive national directory of milkweed seed vendors to help you find sources of seed.

Conservation Blueprint - Providing access to high diversity pollinator seed mixtures that are custom-designed, built with landowner objectives and created with specific pollinator benefits and results. Mixtures designed to meete Federal, state and local program requirements. Highly competitive pricing of seed mixtures.

Technical Assistance

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever Field Biologist Program - In partnership with state and federal agencies, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever employ field biologist throughout the state. Our field biologist program is designed to educate farmers, landowners and the general public about the economic benefits of conservation programs, as well as delivering habitat programs that benefit pollinators and other wildlife. We call it the "One Stop Shop" for anything conservation and wildlife related on private and public lands.

Indiana DNR Wildlife Biologists - Indiana DNR Wildlife Biologists are knowledgable in habitat establishment and statewide program availibility. They can assist with management plans and walking landowners through the various steps of program enrollements, habitat establishment, and maintanence in order to meet specific goals for their property.

Informational Resources

Monarch Wings Across The Eastern Broadleaf Forest - Monarch Wings Across The Eastern Broadleaf Forest (MWAEBF) seeks to increase monarch habitat by engaging public land managers and private land stewards throughout the Eastern Broadleaf Forest-Continental Province (EBF-CP) through a series of monarch habitat enhancement activities with the goal of impacting 4,688, acres of monarch habitat.

Purdue Extension-Pollinator Protection Resources - Publications are now available in the Protecting Pollinators series. The series provides practical tips for protecting the habitats of honey bees, mason bees, bumble bees, flies, moths, butterflies and hummingbirds as well as other threatened pollinator species.

National Information

Iowa

Milkweed Stem Goals: Iowa’s strategy estimates 127,000,000-188,000,000 new stems will be established on 480,000-830,000 acres.

Monarch Conservation Plan:  Iowa Monarch Conservation Strategy

Incentive and Cost-Share Programs

NRCS - EQIP - Through the EQIP Monarch Butterfly Habitat Development Project, landowners can add soil and water conservation practices on their farms such as conservation cover, contour buffer strips, and field borders that also help attract Monarchs.

NRCS - CSP - NRCS is offering support for related enhancements through the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) to establish monarch habitat.

NRCS - ACEP -  The Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) provides technical and financial assistance to help conserve agricultural lands and wetlands and their related benefits.

FSA Conservation Programs - CRP - The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) pays a yearly rental payment in exchange for farmers removing environmentally sensitive land from agricultural production and planting species that will improve environmental quality.

Prairie Partners Program - The Prairie Partners program is a partnership between the Iowa Native Seed Growers Association (INSGA), Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IA DNR), and Pheasants Forever (PF). The program encourages private landowners to plant high-quality native habitat on their properties by covering 50% or more of the cost of native seed on eligible projects.

Commercial Seed Providers and Resources

Plant Iowa Native - Plant Iowa Native is an initiative of the Tallgrass Prairie Center at the University of Northern Iowa, which provides a list of professional services.

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever's Native Seed Program - Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever's Native Seed Program provides landowners the ability to purchase custom and pre-packaged pollinator seed mixes at an affordable price. Our diverse mixes have been designed by a team of wildlife biologists to meet state and federal standards while providing quality habitat for birds, bees and butterflies.

Iowa State Seed Mix - diversity seed mix that includes several species of milkweed as well as nectar species that will bloom from early spring through late fall. This seed mix meets requirements for a wide range of farm bill conservation programs in Iowa. Bloom chart is included.

Tallgrass Prairie Center - Seed mix generator; select general environmental factors and customize the seeding rate; species cannot be changed

Technical Assistance

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever Field Biologist Program - In partnership with state and federal agencies, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever employ field biologist throughout the state. Our field biologist program is designed to educate farmers, landowners and the general public about the economic benefits of conservation programs, as well as delivering habitat programs that benefit pollinators and other wildlife. We call it the "One Stop Shop" for anything conservation and wildlife related on private and public lands.

Prairie Partners Program - The Prairie Partners program is a partnership between the Iowa Native Seed Growers Association (INSGA), Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IA DNR), and Pheasants Forever (PF). The program encourages private landowners to plant high-quality native habitat on their properties by covering 50% or more of the cost of native seed on eligible projects.

DNR Private Lands Program - This private lands effort involves contacting and advising landowners about possible conservation practices that could be put into place on their lands.

USFWS Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service works with private landowners through the Partners for Fish and Wildlife (PFW) Program. PFW provides financial and technical assistance to private landowners for habitat restoration and enhancement focusing on priority areas for monarch conservation. The PFW Program also help partners access resources available through the Farm Bill conservation programs.

Iowa State University Wildlife Contact Directory - Iowa State University Wildlife Contact Directory of local NRCS service centers, local DNR Private Land Biologists, and local Pheasant's Forever Wildlife Biologists

Informational Resources

USDA NRCS - Iowa Native Prairie Planting Guides and other monarch habitat establishment and maintenance resources.

Tallgrass Prairie Center - Prairie reconstruction "how to" videos.

USDA NRCS - Conservation Cover Job Sheet for site preparation and seeding.

Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium

National Information

Kansas

Milkweed Stem Goals: Under development.

Monarch Conservation Plan: The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism is currently working with partners in the development of goals, objectives, strategies, and action items as part of the Kansas Monarch Conservation Plan. Current Draft

Incentive and Cost-Share Programs

NRCS - EQIP - NRCS is working with agricultural producers to combat the decline of monarch butterflies by planting milkweed and other nectar-rich plants on private lands. Assistance is available.

NRCS - CSP - NRCS is offering support for related enhancements through the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) to establish monarch habitat.

NRCS - ACEP - The Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) provides technical and financial assistance to help conserve agricultural lands and wetlands and their related benefits.

The Bee and Butterfly Habitat Fund: Seed a Legacy Program - The Seed A Legacy Pollinator Habitat Program is available for private, public and corporate lands in a 12-state region of the country critical to pollinator health and habitat needs. It offers access to documented, high quality pollinator seed mixtures for free or at discounted rates using new innovation and technology to deliver pollinator benefits.

FSA Conservation Programs - CRP - The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) pays a yearly rental payment in exchange for farmers removing environmentally sensitive land from agricultural production and planting species that will improve environmental quality.

Commercial Seed Providers and Resources

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever's Native Seed Program - Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever's Native Seed Program provides landowners the ability to purchase custom and pre-packaged pollinator seed mixes at an affordable price. Our diverse mixes have been designed by a team of wildlife biologists to meet state and federal standards while providing quality habitat for birds, bees and butterflies.

Xerces Society Milkweed Seed Finder - As part of Project Milkweed, Xerces Society have created this comprehensive national directory of milkweed seed vendors to help you find sources of seed.

Conservation Blueprint - Providing access to high diversity pollinator seed mixtures that are custom-designed, built with landowner objectives and created with specific pollinator benefits and results. Mixtures designed to meete Federal, state and local program requirements. Highly competitive pricing of seed mixtures.

Monarch Watch Milkweed Market - Customers can purchase milkweed plants that are grown in a wholesale restoration nursery.

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever's Native Seed Program - Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever's Native Seed Program provides landowners the ability to purchase custom and pre-packaged pollinator seed mixes at an affordable price. Our diverse mixes have been designed by a team of wildlife biologists to meet state and federal standards while providing quality habitat for birds, bees and butterflies.

Technical Assistance

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever Field Biologist Program - In partnership with state and federal agencies, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever employ field biologist throughout the state. Our field biologist program is designed to educate farmers, landowners and the general public about the economic benefits of conservation programs, as well as delivering habitat programs that benefit pollinators and other wildlife. We call it the "One Stop Shop" for anything conservation and wildlife related on private and public lands.

Information Resources

Michigan

Incentive and Cost-Share Programs

NRCS - EQIP - NRCS in Michigan has a dedicated a Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) fund pool to implement conservation practices beneficial to Monarch butterflies.

NRCS - CSP - NRCS is offering support for related enhancements through the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) to establish monarch habitat.

NRCS - ACEP - The Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) provides technical and financial assistance to help conserve agricultural lands and wetlands and their related benefits.

The Bee and Butterfly Habitat Fund: Seed a Legacy Program - The Seed A Legacy Pollinator Habitat Program is available for private, public and corporate lands in a 12-state region of the country critical to pollinator health and habitat needs. It offers access to documented, high quality pollinator seed mixtures for free or at discounted rates using new innovation and technology to deliver pollinator benefits.

FSA Conservation Programs - CRP - The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) pays a yearly rental payment in exchange for farmers removing environmentally sensitive land from agricultural production and planting species that will improve environmental quality.

FSA Conservation Programs - CRP State Acres For Wildlife Enhancement (SAFE) - Michigan's Southern Michigan Pheasant and Monarch Recovery SAFE provides an annual soil rental payment and enhanced cost-share for farmers removing land from agricultural production and planting native grassland to benefit monarchs and other wildlife.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Partners for Fish and Wildlife - Through voluntary agreements, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service through the Partners for Fish and Wildlife (PFW) Program provides technical assistance and cost-share incentatives directly to private landowners to improve fish and wildlife habitat on their lands. We are leaders in voluntary community based stewardship for fish and wildlife conservation on private lands.

Commercial Seed Providers and Resources

Xerces Society Milkweed Seed Finder - As part of Project Milkweed, Xerces Society have created this comprehensive national directory of milkweed seed vendors to help you find sources of seed.

Michigan Native Plant Producers Association - The Michigan Native Plant Producers Association comprises 5 independently owned nurseries located throughout the state of Michigan, selling over 400 species of Michigan native plants and seeds.

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever's Native Seed Program - Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever's Native Seed Program provides landowners the ability to purchase custom and pre-packaged pollinator seed mixes at an affordable price. Our diverse mixes have been designed by a team of wildlife biologists to meet state and federal standards while providing quality habitat for birds, bees and butterflies.

Technical Assistance

Farm Bill Biologist program - In partnership with the Michigan DNR, USDA and local conservation districts, Farm Bill Biologists (FBB) are employed to implement the Michigan Pheasant Restoration Initiative (MPRI).  FBBs provide technical assistance to landowners in priority MPRI counties to landowners interested in enhancing their land for wildlife.  Emphasis is placed on assisting landowners enhancing grassland and wetland habitat by enrolling in USDA or other partner conservation programs.

Informational Resources

Minnesota

Milkweed Stem Goals: TBD

Monarch Conservation Plan:  Minnesota’s Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR) is facilitating a series of sector-based stakeholder groups to identify ways to meet Minnesota’s goals as outlined in the Mid-America Monarch Conservation Strategy. Results of these meetings will be folded into the MN DNR’s Native Pollinator Action Plan, which is in draft form.  Mid-America Monarch Conservation Strategy, Page 197

Incentive and Cost-Share Programs

NRCS - EQIP - Our partnership will restore, manage and conserve wildlife habitat for monarch butterflies on agricultural and tribal lands using four main strategies: conservation planning and assessment; habitat improvement and best management practices; building an adequate seed supply for milkweed and nectar plants; and, enhancing organizational coordination and capacity.

NRCS - CSP - NRCS is offering support for related enhancements through the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) to establish monarch habitat.

NRCS - ACEP - The Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) provides technical and financial assistance to help conserve agricultural lands and wetlands and their related benefits.

The Bee and Butterfly Habitat Fund: Seed a Legacy Program - The Seed A Legacy Pollinator Habitat Program is available for private, public and corporate lands in a 12-state region of the country critical to pollinator health and habitat needs. It offers access to documented, high quality pollinator seed mixtures for free or at discounted rates using new innovation and technology to deliver pollinator benefits.

Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources - State Conservation Cost-Share Program - Through the State Cost-Share Program, landowners or occupiers can request financial and technical assistance from their local Soil and Water Conservation Districts to implement state-approved conservation practices.

FSA - CRP - The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) pays a yearly rental payment in exchange for farmers removing environmentally sensitive land from agricultural production and planting species that will improve environmental quality.

FSA - CREP - This is a part of the Conservation Reserve Program (CREP) and targets high priority conservation concerns identified by a State, and federal funds are supplemented with non-federal funds to address those concerns.

USFWS - Partners for Fish and Wildlife - Through voluntary agreements, the US Fish and Wildlife Service provides technical assistance and cost-share incentives directly to private landowners to restore fish and wildlife habitat.

Reinvest in Minnesota (RIM Reserve) - The RIM Reserve program provides direct payments to landowners for conservation easement acquisition. Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) implement the program locally, and they receive funding through grants from BWSR for administrative and technical support.

Commercial Seed Providers and Resources

Department of Natural Resources - Minnesota - Dependent on regions of the state, the Minnesota DNR provides contact information for private seed vendors who often have native pollinator mixes that can be used for specific projects.

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever's Native Seed Program - Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever's Native Seed Program provides landowners the ability to purchase custom and pre-packaged pollinator seed mixes at an affordable price. Our diverse mixes have been designed by a team of wildlife biologists to meet state and federal standards while providing quality habitat for birds, bees and butterflies.

Xerces Society Milkweed Seed Finder - As part of Project Milkweed, Xerces Society have created this comprehensive national directory of milkweed seed vendors to help you find sources of seed.

Conservation Blueprint - Providing access to high diversity pollinator seed mixtures that are custom-designed, built with landowner objectives and created with specific pollinator benefits and results. Mixtures designed to meet Federal, state and local program requirements. Highly competitive pricing of seed mixtures.

Technical Assistance

MASWCD - Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (as a means of getting to the right locale for you)  Districts work in both urban and rural settings, with landowners and with other units of government, to carry out a program for the conservation, use, and development of soil, water, and related resources.

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - Private Land Habitat - For landowners, MN DRN offers technical advice, recommendations on funding sources and available conservation programs, group presentations, workshops, field tours and referrals.

MN Department of Agriculture - The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is responsible for the development, promotion and evaluation of BMPs for pesticide use, and provides information on best management practices related to environmental protection.

NRCS - Local Service Centers - The NRCS provides a list of it's local service centers for any questions or inquiries.

Partners for Fish and Wildlife - The Partners for Fish & Wildlife program works with private landowners to improve fish and wildlife habitat on their lands.

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever Farm Bill Biologist Program - In partnership with state and federal agencies, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever employ field biologist throughout the state. Their field biologist program is designed to educate farmers, landowners and the general public about the economic benefits of conservation programs, as well as delivering habitat programs that benefit pollinators and other wildlife. Look at it as a "One Stop Shop" for anything conservation and wildlife related on private and public lands.

Informational Resources

Minnesota Pollinator Friendly Cities - Pollinate Minnesota, Humming for Bees, the Pollinator Friendly Alliance and other non-profits and community groups in the state are working to promote pollinator friendly resolutions, which are pledges at the municipal level to increase flowering habitat for pollinators, reduce pesticide application and promote pollinator conservation.

The Minnesota Board of Water & Soil Resources Pollinator Initiative (BWSR) - The BWSR Pollinator Toolbox provides step by step guidance for BWSR partners to effectively work with landowners and help them with pollinator projects.

Governor's Committee on Pollinator Protection - Governor Mark Dayton issued Executive Order 16-07 in August 2016, directing a team of state agency experts to take immediate action to reverse pollinator decline and restore pollinator health in the state.

U of MN Extension - UMN Extension offers a variety of informational resources on many topics, including natural resources, insects, farm management, financial management, yard and garden, etc.

UMN Bee Squad - The UMN Bee Squad offeres a variety of educational tools and programs to provide forage and nutrition for honeybees - habitat that also benefits monarchs and other native pollinators!

National Information

Missouri

Milkweed Stem Goals: 385,000 acres (19,000 acres per year) of additional habitat with 200 milkweed stems/acre by 2036.

Monarch Conservation Plan: Plan Document

Incentive and Cost-Share Programs

NRCS- EQIP - The Monarch Butterfly Habitat Development Project provides financial and technical assistance to Missouri farmers, ranchers and landowners interested in restoring and/or establishing habitat benefiting Monarch Butterflies.

NRCS - CSP - NRCS is offering support for related enhancements through the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) to establish monarch habitat.

NRCS - ACEP - The Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) provides technical and financial assistance to help conserve agricultural lands and wetlands and their related benefits.

The Bee and Butterfly Habitat Fund: Seed a Legacy Program - The Seed A Legacy Pollinator Habitat Program is available for private, public and corporate lands in a 12-state region of the country critical to pollinator health and habitat needs. It offers access to documented, high quality pollinator seed mixtures for free or at discounted rates using new innovation and technology to deliver pollinator benefits.

FSA Conservation Programs - CRP - The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) pays a yearly rental payment in exchange for farmers removing environmentally sensitive land from agricultural production and planting species that will improve environmental quality.

FWS - Midwest Partners for Fish and Wildlife - The Partners for Fish & Wildlife program works with private landowners to improve fish and wildlife habitat on their lands. We are leaders in voluntary, community-based stewardship for fish and wildlife conservation

Commercial Seed Providers and Resources

Grow Native Resource Page - Complete guide to seed vendors, contractors and all things native to the state of Missouri.

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever's Native Seed Program - Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever's Native Seed Program provides landowners the ability to purchase custom and pre-packaged pollinator seed mixes at an affordable price. Our diverse mixes have been designed by a team of wildlife biologists to meet state and federal standards while providing quality habitat for birds, bees and butterflies.

Xerces Society Milkweed Seed Finder - As part of Project Milkweed, Xerces Society have created this comprehensive national directory of milkweed seed vendors to help you find sources of seed.

Technical Assistance

Missouri Department of Conversation (MDC) Local Contact Page - Find your local PLC agent, etc for technical assistance from MDC staff.

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever Field Biologist Program - In partnership with state and federal agencies, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever employ field biologist throughout the state. Our field biologist program is designed to educate farmers, landowners and the general public about the economic benefits of conservation programs, as well as delivering habitat programs that benefit pollinators and other wildlife. We call it the "One Stop Shop" for anything conservation and wildlife related on private and public lands.

Informational Resources

Missourians for Monarchs -  Missourians for Monarchs currently consists of nearly 30 partners representing citizens, conservation and agricultural organizations, government agencies, municipalities, utilities and agribusinesses. The collaborative seeks to work with all entities within the state who are interested in promoting pollinator conservation on public lands as well as agricultural and non-agricultural private lands.

Missouri Department of Conversation (MDC) Milkweed Identification Guide - Field Guide for identification and maintenance of milkweed species (common, swamp, prairie, etc.)

National Information

Nebraska

Incentive and Cost-Share Programs

NRCS - CSP - NRCS is offering support for related enhancements through the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) to establish monarch habitat.

The Bee and Butterfly Habitat Fund: Seed a Legacy Program - The Seed A Legacy Pollinator Habitat Program is available for private, public and corporate lands in a 12-state region of the country critical to pollinator health and habitat needs. It offers access to documented, high quality pollinator seed mixtures for free or at discounted rates using new innovation and technology to deliver pollinator benefits.

FSA Conservation Programs - CRP -  The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) pays a yearly rental payment in exchange for farmers removing environmentally sensitive land from agricultural production and planting species that will improve environmental quality.

Commercial Seed Providers and Resources

Xerces Society Milkweed Seed Finder - As part of Project Milkweed, Xerces Society have created this comprehensive national directory of milkweed seed vendors to help you find sources of seed.

Monarch Watch Milkweed Market - Customers can purchase milkweed plants that are grown in a wholesale restoration nursery.

Conservation Blueprint - Providing access to high diversity pollinator seed mixtures that are custom-designed, built with landowner objectives and created with specific pollinator benefits and results. Mixtures designed to meete Federal, state and local program requirements. Highly competitive pricing of seed mixtures.

Technical Assistance

Nebraska Wildlife Federation - Nebraska Wildlife Federation is working to restore Monarch and pollinator habitat on the landscape, by encouraging the planting of milkweeds and nectar-rich native plants on the landscape. With support from the Nebraska Environmental Trust, we are hosting free workshops to teach people how to make a place for wildlife in their own backyard.

Informational Resources

Ohio

Milkweed Stem Goals: The State of Ohio’s goal is to add 95M milkweed stems (plants), along with appropriate nectar sources to the landscape by 2035, representing habitat improvements on approximately 1.85M acres of land.

Monarch Conservation Plan: No plan released but there is a single convening organization for Ohio.

Incentive and Cost-Share Programs

NRCS - EQIP - NRCS is working with agricultural producers to combat the decline of monarch butterflies by planting milkweed and other nectar-rich plants on private lands. Assistance is available.

NRCS - CSP - NRCS is offering support for related enhancements through the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) to establish monarch habitat.

NRCS - ACEP - The Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) provides technical and financial assistance to help conserve agricultural lands and wetlands and their related benefits.

The Bee and Butterfly Habitat Fund: Seed a Legacy Program - The Seed A Legacy Pollinator Habitat Program is available for private, public and corporate lands in a 12-state region of the country critical to pollinator health and habitat needs. It offers access to documented, high quality pollinator seed mixtures for free or at discounted rates using new innovation and technology to deliver pollinator benefits.

FSA Conservation Programs - CRP - The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) pays a yearly rental payment in exchange for farmers removing environmentally sensitive land from agricultural production and planting species that will improve environmental quality.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - Partners for Fish and Wildlife - Through voluntary agreements, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service through the Partners for Fish and Wildlife (PFW) Program provides technical assistance and cost-share incentives directly to private landowners to improve fish and wildlife habitat on their lands. We are leaders in voluntary, community-based stewardship for fish and wildlife conservation.

Commercial Seed Providers and Resources

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever's Native Seed Program - Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever's Native Seed Program provides landowners the ability to purchase custom and pre-packaged pollinator seed mixes at an affordable price. Our diverse mixes have been designed by a team of wildlife biologists to meet state and federal standards while providing quality habitat for birds, bees and butterflies.

Xerces Society Milkweed Seed Finder - As part of Project Milkweed, Xerces Society have created this comprehensive national directory of milkweed seed vendors to help you find sources of seed.

Conservation Blueprint - Providing access to high diversity pollinator seed mixtures that are custom-designed, built with landowner objectives and created with specific pollinator benefits and results. Mixtures designed to meete Federal, state and local program requirements. Highly competitive pricing of seed mixtures.

Monarch Watch Milkweed Market - Customers can purchase milkweed plants that are grown in a wholesale restoration nursery.

Technical Assistance

Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative - OPHI is a statewide network of diverse partners that work together to provide education, outreach, research, hands on conservation, native seed collection, and technical assistance to all that have an interest in pollinators and protecting our food supply.

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever Field Biologist Program - In partnership with state and federal agencies, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever employ field biologist throughout the state. Our field biologist program is designed to educate farmers, landowners and the general public about the economic benefits of conservation programs, as well as delivering habitat programs that benefit pollinators and other wildlife. We call it the "One Stop Shop" for anything conservation and wildlife related on private and public lands.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - Partners for Fish and Wildlife - Through voluntary agreements, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service through the Partners for Fish and Wildlife (PFW) Program provides technical assistance and cost-share incentives directly to private landowners to improve fish and wildlife habitat on their lands. We are leaders in voluntary, community-based stewardship for fish and wildlife conservation.

Informational Resources

Monarch Wings Across Ohio - Monarch Wings Across Ohio is working with a diverse collation of partners to install monarch habitat research plots across partners' land in the following settings; urban ecosystems, agriculture, corporate lands, and public gardens. Monarch habitat research plots will beautify the spaces they will occupy and provide valuable insight into monarch foraging preferences.

Monarch Wings Across The Eastern Broadleaf Forest - Monarch Wings Across The Eastern Broadleaf Forest (MWAEBF) seeks to increase monarch habitat by engaging public land managers and private land stewards throughout the Eastern Broadleaf Forest-Continental Province (EBF-CP) through a series of monarch habitat enhancement activities with the goal of impacting 4,688, acres of monarch habitat.

Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative - The Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative was started to inform citizens, landowners, farmers, and government agencies of the importance of pollinators and the habitat they need to survive. Members of the initiative are the core professionals that provide education, outreach, and technical assistance to all that have an interest in pollinators and protecting our food supply.

National Information

Oklahoma

Milkweed Stem Goals: Staff from the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation are currently working on determining monarch habitat baseline conditions in this region. Once a baseline is established, a regional conservation target (or set of targets) will be determined for the South Core, and Oklahoma will take a portion of that target to be implemented within the state.

Monarch Conservation Plan: OMPC Statewide Monarch Conservation Plan and Mid-America Monarch Conservation Strategy (page 230)

Incentive and Cost-Share Programs

NRCS - EQIP - With assistance from NRCS, producers and conservation partners can plant milkweed and nectar-rich plants along field borders, in buffers along waterways or around wetlands, in pastures and other suitable locations.

NRCS - CSP - NRCS is offering support for related enhancements through the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) to establish monarch habitat.

NRCS - ACEP - The Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) provides technical and financial assistance to help conserve agricultural lands and wetlands and their related benefits.

FSA Conservation Programs - CRP - The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) pays a yearly rental payment in exchange for farmers removing environmentally sensitive land from agricultural production and planting species that will improve environmental quality.

Partners for Fish and Wildlife - This program provides technical and financial assistance to private landowners and Tribes who are willing to work with the USFWS and other partners on a voluntary basis to help meet the habitat needs of Federal Trust Species.

Commercial Seed Providers and Resources

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever's Native Seed Program - Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever's Native Seed Program provides landowners the ability to purchase custom and pre-packaged pollinator seed mixes at an affordable price. Our diverse mixes have been designed by a team of wildlife biologists to meet state and federal standards while providing quality habitat for birds, bees and butterflies.

Johnston Seed Company - Johnston Seed Company provides custom native seed mixes for wildlife and pollinator plantings.

Lorenz's OK Seeds - Customers can purchase native seed mixes for wildlife and pollinators.

Native American Seed Company - Customers can purchase seeds for several plants native to the Southern Great Plains, including milkweeds and nectar source plants for monarchs and pollinators.

Technical Assistance

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever Field Biologist Program - In partnership with state and federal agencies, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever employ field biologist throughout the state. Our field biologist program is designed to educate farmers, landowners and the general public about the economic benefits of conservation programs, as well as delivering habitat programs that benefit pollinators and other wildlife. We call it the "One Stop Shop" for anything conservation and wildlife related on private and public lands.

ODWC Private Lands Program - The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation's Private Lands program has 4 regional biologists that provide technical assistance to private landowners interested in managing for wildlife.

Noble Research Institute - The Noble Research Institute is a non-profit prganization that provides landowner technical assistance to agricultural producers and landowners in South-Central Oklahoma.

Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture - A non-profit 501(c)(3) foundation located in southeast Oklahoma that provides techncial assistance to private landowners and agricultural producers on native plantings for pollinators.

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Oklahoma Monarch and Pollinator Collaborative - "Okies for Monarchs" is an initiative of the Oklahoma Monarch & Pollinator Collaborative, a statewide group of 40+ organizations and citizens working together to ensure thriving Monarch migrations for generations to come. The mission statement of the OMPC is "To educate, engage, and support Oklahomas in the protections and enhancement of suitable habitat and nectar sources for monarchs and pollinators throughout Oklahoma".

National Information

Texas

Milkweed Stem Goals: The State of Texas has not yet determined a monarch habitat conservation/ restoration goal.

Monarch Conservation Plan: A Texas Monarch Consortium is slated to be created but has not yet. In addition, a Texas Monarch and Native Pollinator Conservation Plan was published in April of 2016.

Incentive and Cost-Share Programs

NRCS - EQIP - NRCS in Texas will work to implement conservation practices across 180,000 acres within the 28 focal counties to restore and/or enhance diverse pollinator habitat to provide high-quality nectar species during the critical migration time periods. NRCS conservation professionals can provide technical assistance and planning tools to conduct Monarch habitat assessments on private lands to determine what conservation actions will provide the best results to improve Monarch habitat.

NRCS - CSP - NRCS is offering support for related enhancements through the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) to establish monarch habitat.

NRCS - ACEP - The Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) provides technical and financial assistance to help conserve agricultural lands and wetlands and their related benefits.

FSA Conservation Programs - CRP - The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) pays a yearly rental payment in exchange for farmers removing environmentally sensitive land from agricultural production and planting species that will improve environmental quality.

Commercial Seed Providers and Resources

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever's Native Seed Program - Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever's Native Seed Program provides landowners the ability to purchase custom and pre-packaged pollinator seed mixes at an affordable price. Our diverse mixes have been designed by a team of wildlife biologists to meet state and federal standards while providing quality habitat for birds, bees and butterflies.

Xerces Society Milkweed Seed Finder - As part of Project Milkweed, Xerces Society have created this comprehensive national directory of milkweed seed vendors to help you find sources of seed.

Monarch Watch Milkweed Market - Customers can purchase milkweed plants that are grown in a wholesale restoration nursery.

Technical Assistance

EDF - Monarch Butterfly Habitat Exchange - The Exchange creates a marketplace for those looking to invest in monarch recovery, such as private industries with commitments to recovering the species, with those who are well positioned to create monarch habitat, such as farmers and ranchers who are highly motivated to help.

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever Field Biologist Program - In partnership with state and federal agencies, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever employ field biologist throughout the state. Our field biologist program is designed to educate farmers, landowners and the general public about the economic benefits of conservation programs, as well as delivering habitat programs that benefit pollinators and other wildlife. We call it the "One Stop Shop" for anything conservation and wildlife related on private and public lands.

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Wisconsin

Milkweed Stem Goals: The goal is expected to be finalized by the Collaborative in 2018 during the development of the Wisconsin Monarch Conservation Strategy.

Monarch Conservation Plan:  Plan is under development, slated to be finished in 2018, (Page243)

Incentive and Cost-Share Programs

NRCS - EQIP - Our partnership will restore, manage and conserve wildlife habitat for monarch butterflies on agricultural and tribal lands using four main strategies: conservation planning and assessment; habitat improvement and best management practices; building an adequate seed supply for milkweed and nectar plants; and, enhancing organizational coordination and capacity.

NRCS - CSP - NRCS is offering support for related enhancements through the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) to establish monarch habitat.

NRCS - ACEP - The Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) provides technical and financial assistance to help conserve agricultural lands and wetlands and their related benefits.

The Bee and Butterfly Habitat Fund: Seed a Legacy Program - The Seed A Legacy Pollinator Habitat Program is available for private, public and corporate lands in a 12-state region of the country critical to pollinator health and habitat needs. It offers access to documented, high quality pollinator seed mixtures for free or at discounted rates using new innovation and technology to deliver pollinator benefits.

FSA - Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) - The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) pays a yearly rental payment in exchange for farmers removing environmentally sensitive land from agricultural production and planting species that will improve environmental quality.

FSA Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) - This is a part of the Conservation Reserve Program and targets high priority conservation concerns identified by a State, and federal funds are supplemented with non-federal funds to address those concerns.

USDA/WDNR Voluntary Public Access & Habitat Incentives Program - All landowners who enroll in VPA-HIP are eligible to receive habitat enhancement technical assistance and funding to adopt one or more habitat practices on enrolled lands.

WDNR's Landowner Incentive Program (LIP) - This program provides management advice, assistance with management plans and cost-share funding to individuals and organizations on private lands - with a focus on the Driftless Area of Wisconsin

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Partners for Fish and Wildlife - Through voluntary agreements, the US Fish and Wildlife Service provides technical assistance and cost-share incentives directly to private landowners to restore fish and wildlife habitat.

DATCP Producer-Led Watershed Protection Grants - These grants go to projects that focus on ways to precent and reduce runoff from farm fields and that work to increase farm participation in these voluntary efforts.

Commercial Seed Providers and Resources

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever's Native Seed Program - Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever's Native Seed Program provides landowners the ability to purchase custom and pre-packaged pollinator seed mixes at an affordable price. Our diverse mixes have been designed by a team of wildlife biologists to meet state and federal standards while providing quality habitat for birds, bees and butterflies.

Xerces Society Milkweed Seed Finder - As part of Project Milkweed, Xerces Society have created this comprehensive national directory of milkweed seed vendors to help you find sources of seed.

Wisconsin Native Plant Nurseries - This list of native plant nurseries was compiled by the Natural Heritage Conservation Program, Department of Natural Resources.

Conservation Blueprint - Providing access to high diversity pollinator seed mixtures that are custom-designed, built with landowner objectives and created with specific pollinator benefits and results. Mixtures designed to meet Federal, state and local program requirements. Highly competitive pricing of seed mixtures.

Technical Assistance

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever Farm Bill Biologist Program - In partnership with state and federal agencies, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever employ field biologist throughout the state. Our field biologist program is designed to educate farmers, landowners and the general public about the economic benefits of conservation programs, as well as delivering habitat programs that benefit pollinators and other wildlife. We call it the "One Stop Shop" for anything conservation and wildlife related on private and public lands.

NRCS Conservation Technical Assistance - Conservation technical assistance provided by NRCS to land users to address opportunities, concerns, and problems related to the use of natural resources.

Wisconsin DNR District Ecologists - The Wisconsin DNR District Ecologists can provide technical assistance and respond to inquiries about creating or enhancing monarch habitat in their district.

Wisconsin Natural Resources Conservation Service - NRCS staff provide technical assistance through their various programs in Wisconsin

Informational Resources