Iowa efforts aid monarch butterfly

Iowa efforts aid monarch butterfly

A new U.S. Geological Survey study highlights multiple options for restoring monarch breeding habitat in the Midwest to support recovery of the monarch butterfly.

The study outlines a challenging goal, but it’s one that the Iowa Monarch Conservation Con­sortium and the monarch research team at Iowa State University are addressing.

According to the study, an "all-hands-on-deck" option includes adding habitat in protected grasslands, Conservation Reserve Program land, urban and suburban areas, rights-of-way and underutilized ...

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