MBF Board members Dr. Karen Oberhauser and Dr. Chip Taylor recently co-authored an important paper describing the importance of restoring monarch habitat in the midwestern U.S.A.
” In an effort to restore monarchs to a population goal established by the US Fish and Wildlife Service and adopted by Mexico, Canada, and the US, we developed scenarios for amending the Midwestern US landscape with milkweed. Scenarios for milkweed restoration were developed for protected area grasslands, Conservation Reserve Program land, powerline, rail and roadside rights of way, urban/suburban lands, and land in agricultural production. Agricultural land was further divided into productive and marginal cropland.”
You can read more about this exciting opportunity in this link: http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aa7637