Monarch researchers unveil strategy for boosting population

March 3, 2017

This week the ISU-based Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium released its official strategy for supporting recovery of the monarch butterfly population in Iowa and across North America. Among the conservation measures outlined are the use of resources in farm bill programs to establish monarch breeding habitat; implementing monarch-friendly weed management in ditches, roadsides, and other rights-of-way; and encouraging the creation of monarch habitat on farms and in home or community gardens. Learn more at