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Developing a Continental Blueprint for Targeting Landscape-Level Urban Monarch Conservation

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Creation
2015-12-04 18:37:08
Last Update
2017-10-20 16:57:27
Start Date
2015-07-27
End Date
2017-01-01

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Eastern Tallgrass Prairie and Big Rivers Landscape Conservation Cooperative(administrator), Abigail Derby Lewis(Principal Investigator), Gulf Coast Prairie Landscape Conservation Cooperative(Cooperator/Partner), Upper Midwest and Great Lakes Landscape Conservation Cooperative(Cooperator/Partner), Great Plains Landscape Conservation Cooperative(Cooperator/Partner), The Field Museum(Cooperator/Partner), 2015-12-04(creation), 2017-10-20(lastUpdate), 2015-07-27(Start), 2017-01-01(End), Developing a Continental Blueprint for Targeting Landscape-Level Urban Monarch Conservation

Summary

Monarch butterfly and other pollinators are in trouble. Monarch butterfly habitat— including milkweed host plants and nectar food sources—has declined drastically throughout most of the United States. Observed overwinter population levels have also exhibited a long-term downward trend, suggesting a strong relationship between habitat loss and monarch population declines. Preliminary research results from a U.S. Geological Survey led effort indicate that we need a comprehensive conservation strategy that includes all land types in order to stabilize monarch populations at levels necessary to adequately minimize extinction risk—urban areas will likely play a critical role. This strategy reflects an integrated and interdisciplinary approach, [...]

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Purpose

To determine for four large cities across the monarch butterfly migratory pathway: 1) the potential number of milkweed stems urban areas can sustain; 2) where to focus our urban conservation efforts to achieve the best social and ecological results; 3) how to engage various urban sectors in this conservation.

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typeShort Project Description
valueMonarch butterfly and other pollinators are in trouble. Monarch butterfly habitat— including milkweed host plants and nectar food sources—has declined drastically throughout most of the United States. Observed overwinter population levels have also exhibited a long-term downward trend, suggesting a strong relationship between habitat loss and monarch population declines. Preliminary research results from a U.S. Geological Survey led effort indicate that we need a comprehensive conservation strategy that includes all land types in order to stabilize monarch populations at levels necessary to adequately minimize extinction risk—urban areas will likely play a critical role. This strategy reflects an integrated and interdisciplinary approach, [...]
projectStatusCompleted

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year2015
fundingSources
amount190000.0
recipientThe Field Museum
sourceU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
totalFunds190000.0
year2016
fundingSources
amount100000.0
recipientThe Field Museum
sourceU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
totalFunds100000.0
totalFunds290000.0

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  • Eastern Tallgrass Prairie and Big Rivers Landscape Conservation Cooperative
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  • "A Monarch's View of a City"

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