Iowa Monarch Conservation Strategy

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Monarch butterfly on yellow milkweedThis Iowa Monarch Conservation Strategy describes purposeful, coordinated voluntary conservation measures based on the best available scientific information. Implementation of the Iowa strategy will contribute to the long-term conservation of the monarch butterfly while maintaining agricultural productivity. The strategy is a living document that provides the foundation and framework for future versions that will have additional detail as the scale of implementation progresses.

Version 1 of the strategy is available here. 

A summary handout is available here. 

The first version of the strategy was prepared by member and partner organizations of the Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium and approved by the member organizations on February 1, 2017.