Tools and Resources for Habitat Management

Here are some helpful tools and resources we have found that provide more information on habitat protection and restoration of Monarch-Butterfly populations

Aerulean Plant Identification Systems
AERULEAN's mission is to provide unique resources that help gardeners select and identify plants. Our patented system presents novel solutions to various problems associated with navigation of plants.

Butterflies and Moths of North America Data Collection
Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA) is an ambitious effort to collect, store, and share species information and occurrence data.

Habi-Tally App Offers New, Interactive Opportunity to Assist Monarch Recovery
HabiTally, a free mobile app developed by The Climate Corporation and Bayer and donated to Iowa State University (ISU), is available in the Apple app store and enables users to enter data about their monarch habitat conservation efforts.

Kansas Monarch Conservation Plan
The Kansas Monarch Conservation Plan serves as a guiding document to support ongoing efforts or new conservation actions, recognizing it will take a multi-sector approach to reach the monarch conservation goals set herein.

Nationwide Candidate Conservation Agreement on Energy and Transportation Lands
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.

Monarch Conservation Database
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has developed a database to capture information about recently (i.e. since 2014) completed, ongoing and planned conservation efforts for the monarch butterfly.

Monarch Watch Milkweed Market
Monarch Watch's Milkweed Market provides resources resources for purchasing native milkweeds appropriate for your specific ecoregion. They also have links to milkweed grant programs that provide free milkweeds for restoration projects or free milkweeds for schools and educational non-profits.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Conservation Regulations and Policies
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) share responsibility for administration of the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

Gardening for Butterflies: How You Can Attract and Protect Beautiful, Beneficial Insects
by The Xerces Society Gardening for Butterflies, by the experts at the Xerces Society, introduces you to a variety of butterflies who need our help, and shows you how to design a habitat where they will thrive.

Monarchs and Milkweed: A Migrating Butterfly, a Poisonous Plant, and Their Remarkable Story of Coevolution
by Anurag Agrawal The fascinating and complex evolutionary relationship of the monarch butterfly and the milkweed plant Monarch butterflies are one of nature's most recognizable creatures, known for their bright colors and epic annual migration from the United States and Canada to Mexico.

Pollinators of Native Plants: Attract, Observe and Identify Pollinators and Beneficial Insects with Native Plants
This is the first comprehensive book to illustrate the specific relationships between native pollinators and native plants. Organized by plant communities, the book profiles over 65 perennial native plants of the Midwest, Great Lakes region, Northeast and southern Canada and the pollinators, beneficial insects and flower visitors the plants attract.

Pollinator Resources
Did you know that about every 3 bites of food depends on Pollinators? Pollinators are an important part of our communities and their protection is an important part of conservation! Below are several resources to learn more about pollinators and how to get involved in their conservation in your community.