Find Best Management Practices (BMP)

Learn how to implement practice measures for wildlife habitat management or prescribed grazing, with these BMPs. The BMPs describe the proper way to carry out those actions.

pdf Pollinator Plants of the Midwest Region
By: The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
This guide features plants native to the Midwest that are highly attractive to pollinators and are well-suited for small-scale plantings in gardens, on business and school campuses, in urban greenspaces, and in farm field borders.

pdf Plant Recommendations for Monarch Butterflies in the Midwest
By: Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
For the monarch-friendly conservation plantings biologists recommend that 50 to 75 percent of plants come from this list with at least 3 percent of the plantings consisting of milkweed species.

pdf Mowing and Management: Best Practices for Monarchs
By: Monarch Joint Venture
Understanding when monarchs are present allows land managers to time management practices like burning, mowing, grazing, or targeted pesticide application when they are least likely to harm monarchs.

pdf Nationwide Candidate Conservation Agreement on Energy and Transportation Lands
By: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
The monarch butterfly Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurance with integrated Candidate Conservation Agreement for energy and transportation lands is a remarkable opportunity to help the monarch and other pollinators.