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: Southern Plains Region
By: The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
This guide features regional native plants 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 Southern Plains
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 Best Management Practices for the conservation and restoration of monarch and native pollinator required habitat on Kansas grasslands.
By: Grassland Working Group
The Grassland Working Group has created a list of Best Management Practices for the conservation and restoration of monarch and native pollinator required habitat on Kansas grasslands.

pdf Kansas Cropland Best Management Practices for Monarchs and Native Pollinators
By: Cropland Working Group
Cropland acres in Kansas play a large role in the management and recovery of Monarch Butterflies and native pollinators. As a component of the Kansas Monarch Conservation plan, our Best Management Practices (BMP’s) as outlined in this document aim to maintain, enhance, and create suitable habitat for Monarch Butterflies within working cropland systems.

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.