Training

Habitat Restoration and Management Webinar Series

Watch our 7-part webinar series on habitat restoration and management. This series highlights presentations given by professional land managers and conservation scientists who are recognized for their expertise in monarch conservation, implementing monarch habitat projects in targeted land-use scenarios, and long-term habitat management.

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Technical Training Guides

Monarch Habitat Development Manuals

FOR UTILITY RIGHTS OF WAY

Utility rights-of-way are ideal for creating and managing for monarch habitat, and they provide multiple benefits to and opportunities for the utility. These habitat development manuals contain regionalized planting lists and a step-by-step guide to creating monarch habitat.

Inside the Manuals:

  • Regionalized PLANTING LISTS
  • Habitat Evaluation Rubric
  • Project Evaluation Form
  • STEP-BY-STEP guide to transforming your landscape into monarch habitat

FOR CORPORATE LANDS

Corporate lands are a great venue for creating monarch habitat, while enhancing your own workplace environment. These habitat development manuals contain regionalized planting lists and a step-by-step guide to creating monarch habitat.

Inside the Manuals:

Regionalized PLANTING LISTS

Habitat Evaluation Rubric

Project Evaluation Form

STEP-BY-STEP guide to transforming your landscape into monarch habitat

FOR FARM, GARDEN, CORPORATE, AND RIGHTS-OF-WAY LANDS IN OHIO

For monarch conservation to be successful, it has been concluded that an ‘all hands on deck’ approach is critical for sustaining both the overall populations and the magnificent migration of this charismatic butterfly. The health and wellbeing of monarchs and other wildlife are dependent on how we manage the land and what resources we allow to grow and exist across the landscape. From east to west, urban to rural, and from Canada to Mexico, how we each manage our piece of the landscape mosaic is critical to the wildlife that feed, breed, and seek shelter on our land.

The following four guides are the culmination of research efforts that took place in Ohio as part of the Monarch Wings Across Ohio initiative. A goal of this project was to create science-backed recommendations for creating, enhancing, and maintaining monarch habitat across multiple land use types within this critical section of the butterfly’s migratory corridor, resulting in the empowerment of Ohioans with the knowledge and tools to make a difference for monarchs on lands that they own, work, or manage. You can have a direct, positive impact on monarchs by incorporating monarch habitat into your farm, garden, corporate landscape, or rights-of-way. From the smallest container gardens, to large landscaping projects, all of these areas create vital habitat for monarchs and other pollinators, and are a great way to beautify an area while providing critical resources for supporting wildlife.

Inside the guides you’ll find:

  • Strategies, tips, and best management practices for planning, preparing, installing and maintaining monarch habitat
  • Recommendations for selecting plants
  • Ideas for raising public awareness of monarch-friendly land management practices
  • Resources for finding native plant nurseries and other monarch programs in Ohio