Symposium Presentations

Day 1
Research and Monitoring

9:15 am

National and Trinational Monarch Butterfly Science and Conservation Activities

9:45 am

Break

11:15 am

Risks to Monarch Butterfly Population Viability

12:30 pm

Lunch

2:30 pm

Working Groups

  • 1. Data Gaps in Understanding Monarch Butterflies in the South-Central Region
  • 2. Seed Availability and Distribution
  • 3. Best Management Practices for Monarchs
  • 4. Utilizing Research, Tools, and Resources Towards Conservation Targets
  • 5. Communicating Research Findings to Conservation Practitioners

4:00 pm

Break

4:15 pm

Working Group Reports and Closing Remarks

5:30 pm

Research Gallery/Reception/WFC Tours

Tour options:

  • Tour 1: Milkweeds and pollinator plants grown in the nursery
  • Tour 2: Milkweeds and pollinator plants growing wild in the research plots
  • Tour 3: Really Cool Pollinator Plants in the Gardens
  • Tour 4: Family Garden
  • Tour 5: General WFC Grounds
  • Tour 6: WFC Green Roofs

Day 2
Conservation Land Management and
Private Landowner Initiatives

9:30 am

Explanation of Benefits/Effects of Specific Conservation Practices on Monarchs (Vegetation Post-Treatment Response)

10:30 am

Break

11:45 am

Lunch

2:45 pm

Conservation Programs Share Fair/Break

3:30 pm

Working Groups

  • 1. Working with Rural Landowners
  • 2. Working with Urban and Suburban Landowners
  • 3. Working with Right-of-Ways
  • 4. Coordinating Communications Across Agencies and Organizations

5:00 p

Working Group Reports and Closing Remarks

6:00 pm

Dinner Party