Helpful References/Links about Monarchs

The Monarch Conservation Toolbox

The Conservation Toolbox is intended for farmers, other landowners, monarch experts and members of the general public interested in monarch conservation. It is hoped that practitioners and policy makers will use the toolbox to identify and replicate proven, successful practices, programs and projects in support of future monarch conservation efforts.

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Monarch Watch

Monarch Watch is a nonprofit education, conservation, and research program based at the University of Kansas that focuses on the monarch butterfly, its habitat, and its spectacular fall migration. Click Here!

Monarch Joint Venture

The Monarch Joint Venture (MJV) is a partnership of federal and state agencies, non-governmental organizations, and academic programs that are working together to support and coordinate efforts to protect the monarch migration across the lower 48 United States. The MJV is committed to a science-based approach to monarch conservation work, guided by the North American Monarch Conservation Plan (2008). Click Here!

Monarch Larva Monitoring Project (MLMP)

The Monarch Larva Monitoring Project (MLMP) is a citizen science project involving volunteers from across the United States and Canada in monarch research. It was developed by researchers at the University of Minnesota to collect long-term data on larval monarch populations and milkweed habitat. The overarching goal of the project is to better understand how and why monarch populations vary in time and space, with a focus on monarch distribution and abundance during the breeding season in North America. As an MLMP volunteer, your contributions will aid in conserving monarchs and their threatened migratory phenomenon, and advance our understanding of butterfly ecology in general. Click Here!

The XERCES Society (For Invertebrate Conservation)

The Xerces Society is a nonprofit organization that protects wildlife through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitat. For over forty years, the Society has been at the forefront of invertebrate protection worldwide, harnessing the knowledge of scientists and the enthusiasm of citizens to implement conservation programs. Click Here!

The Pollinator Project Rogue Valley

Pollinator Project Rogue Valley is one of the best resources for anyone interested in caring for and learning about our many other pollinators in Southern Oregon. Select from education, which plants to plant and how, kids' projects, events, and a map of gardens along our "buzzway"! Click Here!

Controlled Rearing

Want to assist wild monarchs or other butterflies in your area, and do it safely and responsibly? Not sure how to get started? Click Here!

Butterflies In Your Playground

The following reference page is a favorite of Mrs. Gold and her students: Have you ever played on the playground at school and seen a butterfly floating through the air? They are beautiful and graceful, and if you don't know much about them, their behavior can seem very mysterious. With just a little research, though, you can learn all about these amazing creatures, and you might even have a little fun along the way! Click Here!