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Xerces Society

The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation is an international nonprofit organization that protects the natural world through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitats. As a science-based organization, the Xerces Society conducts its own research and relies on the most up-to-date information to guide conservation work. Its key program areas include: pollinator conservation, endangered species conservation, and reducing pesticide use and impacts. To learn more, click on the links below.

Western Monarch Conservation: Xerces Society

Pollinator Conservation Resource Center: Xerces Society


California Department of Fish and Wildlife

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is a state agency that manages California’s diverse fish, wildlife, and plant resources, and the habitats upon which they depend, for their ecological values and for their use and enjoyment by the public. To learn more, click on the links below.

Monarch Butterfly: CDFW

Monarch Handling: CDFW Document


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the premier government agency dedicated to the conservation, protection, and enhancement of fish, wildlife and plants, and their habitats. They are the only agency in the federal government whose primary responsibility is the conservation and management of these important natural resources for the American public. To learn more, click on the links below.

Monarch Butterfly Status and Conservation: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Get involved with Rights-of-Way for Monarchs: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 

School Age Resource – Monarch Butterfly


California Association of Resource Conservation Districts

The California Association of Resource Conservation Districts (CARCD) is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to serving as a strong advocate, technical resource, and partner to the state’s 96 RCDs so that they can be Relevant, Excellent, and Visible “go-to” hubs for conservation in their communities. CARCD builds the network and local impact of RCDs in California, strengthening locally-led conservation and stewardship of natural and agricultural resources. The mission of the California Association of Resource Conservation Districts is “to connect, serve, and champion the statewide network of Resource Conservation Districts.” To learn more, click on the links below.

Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Conservation: CARCD

Find your local RCD


Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA)

The Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) and its supporting foundations, Foundation for Western Fish and Wildlife (FWFW) and Species Restoration Foundation (SRF), represents 24 states and Canadian provinces, an area covering nearly 3.7 million square miles of some of North America’s most wild and scenic country, inhabited by over 1,500 premier wildlife species. Since 1922, WAFWA’s goal has been to support sound resource management and build partnerships at all levels to conserve wildlife for the use and benefit of all citizens, now and in the future. The mission of WAFWA is “to advance collaborative, proactive, science-based fish and wildlife conservation and management across the west.” To learn more, click the links below.

Western Monarch Butterfly Conservation Plan, 2019–2069


Arizona Game and Fish Department

The Arizona Game and Fish Commission is responsible for establishing policies and rules for the management, preservation, and harvest of Arizona’s wildlife. The mission of this state agency is “to conserve Arizona’s diverse wildlife resources and manage safe, compatible outdoor recreation opportunities for current and future generations.” To learn more, click on the links below.

Monarch Butterfly Wildlife Areas: Arizona Game and Fish Commission

AZGFD offers support for declining Western monarch butterfly populations


Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) is responsible for sustainably managing fish and wildlife in Oregon. Through its commission, it sets regulations for recreational and commercial fishing, crabbing, clamming and hunting. It also manages species that are not hunted or fished, including state-listed endangered, threatened and sensitive species… It also manages more than 20 wildlife areas providing habitat for fish and wildlife and hunting, fishing, viewing and other outdoor activities. Its mission is “to protect and enhance Oregon’s fish and wildlife and their habitats for use and enjoyment by present and future generations.” To learn more, click on the links below.

Monarch Butterflies Need Your Help: ODFW


Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) is part of the Utah Department of Natural Resources (DNR). In addition to managing and protecting Utah’s wildlife, it manages hunting and fishing opportunities within the state. To learn more, click on the links below.

Monarch butterflies in Utah need your help: DWR

Help Us Put Pollinators on the Map: DWR


Western Monarch Milkweed Mapper

The Xerces Society’s Western Monarch Milkweed Mapper is part of a collaborative effort to map and better understand monarch butterflies and their host plants across the western U.S. Data compiled through this project works to improve the understanding of the distribution and phenology of monarchs and milkweeds, identify important breeding areas, and help to better understand monarch conservation needs. The project was built in partnership with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and US Fish and Wildlife Service. Click on the link below to learn more.

Western Monarch Biology

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Native Plant and Seed Resources

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Funding Programs for Pollinator Habitat Conservation