Habitat Conservation
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Proactive Conservation for Working Lands

Monarch Butterfly Habitat Development Project


The NRCS Monarch Butterfly Habitat Development Project focuses on the Eastern population of the monarch butterfly, which occurs in all states east of the Rocky Mountains. FWS has identified the migratory corridor from Texas to the upper Midwest as a key region for monarch habitat efforts (U.S. FWS 2015). The project focuses on two subregions within this key portion of the migratory corridor, each with differing ecology and land use. A unique implementation strategy was developed for each subregion. Through Farm Bill conservation programs and technical assistance, NRCS will work with partners and clients to increase monarch habitat on private lands in all states where the monarch butterfly occurs.

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