The Monarch Butterfly Conservation Fund focuses on three priority conservation needs to restore the monarch butterfly to a more robust and healthy population:
- Habitat restoration to plant native milkweed for caterpillars and nectar plants for adults in both large, contiguous areas as well as in smaller patches, especially in edge habitat along the butterfly's migration route.
- Increasing organizational capacity and coordination among organizations, states, and regions engaged in monarch conservation and monitoring, science coordination, milkweed seed blend production and distribution, and monarch programming to ensure efficiency and the use and sharing of best practices.
- Native seed production and distribution to increase production and availability of seeds and plants essential to habitat restoration
The next CPNPP monthly call is Wednesday, March 16 at 10:30 MST. Please contact me or Rachel Hosna (firstname.lastname@example.org) for call-in information and agenda if you wish to attend and discuss a proposal. Expect Proposal topic to be discussed during an off-agenda meeting at the annual CPNPP Meeting in Page, AZ, March 22 -24. NFWF Webinar for applicants will be April 5th, and proposals will be due May 2nd, with awards announced mid-August. Most if not all field work will likely take place during FY 2017.