|1. THREATS PREVENTION, CONTROL AND MITIGATION |
|Threat: Habitat loss and degradation in monarch flyway
Objective: Address the threats of habitat loss and degradation in the flyway
- Identify habitat types and locations that are essential for the
migration (roosting sites and nectaring habitats).
|C. Breeding areas|
|Threat: Habitat loss and degradation in monarch
Objective: Address the threats of the loss,
fragmentation, and modification of breeding
- Determine if, when and where milkweed is a limiting resource
and develop plans to plant regionally appropriate species.
- Strengthen monarch butterfly habitat protection on public and
|Threat: Habitat management practice
Objective: Limit impact of habitat management
practices on monarchs, flowering plants and
- Develop recommendations to encourage consideration of
milkweed as a beneficial plant, not a noxious weed.
- Control dog-strangling vine and other invasive plants that
directly affect monarchs or milkweed.
|3. RESEARCH, MONITORING, EVALUATION AND REPORTING|
|Monitor monarch population distribution, abundance, and habitat quality, and utilize the monitoring data to understand monarch population drivers
- Distribute monitoring toolkit, and coordinate data collection.
|Determine socioeconomic factors that influence the distribution and abundance of monarch butterflies
- Identify socioeconomic factors that can be targeted for monarch mitigation actions.
- Identify costs and benefits, and feasibility (stakeholder acceptance) of mitigation actions for monarch conservation.
|Evaluate and assess the effects of conservation actions on monarch distribution and abundance
- Maintain a record of conservation actions.
- Collect and analyze existing data and use them to determine whether mitigation actions have been successful.
- Develop adaptive management procedures to encourage factors that result in positive changes and discourage those that result in negative changes.
|4. EDUCATION, OUTREACH, AND CAPACITY BUILDING|
|Expand communication and information-sharing that support monarch conservation
- Develop, distribute and assess educational toolkit (including sensitivity to habitat values and management) to teachers, trainers, consumers.
- Use electronic and print media for increasing awareness, distributed via an easy-to-use and interactive website.
- Develop and distibute consumer educational material (pollination services and monarch friendly products).
|Enhance capacity building, training and networking programs
Develop and conduct training programs for natural resource professionals, on using monitoring toolkit.