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As a science-based organization, the Xerces Society produces dozens of publications annually, all of which employ the best available research to guide effective conservation efforts. Our publications range from guidelines for land managers, to brochures offering overviews of key concepts related to invertebrate conservation, from books about supporting pollinators in farmland, to region-specific plant lists. We hope that whatever you are seeking—whether it's guidance on making a home or community garden pollinator-friendly, advice on developing a local pesticide reduction strategy, or detailed information on restoring habitat—you will find it here!

 

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July 2016 Monarch Conservation Update
In the three decades since first standing up for monarchs, the Xerces Society has gained extensive experience and accumulated expertise in all aspects of monarch conservation. Our work now extends to protecting and managing the habitats that support all stages of the monarch’s lifecycle throughout the transcontinental range of the butterfly’s migration. This monarch conservation update provides a summary of our recent efforts and ongoing partnerships
This fact sheet for growers provides information and resources to encourage nurseries to grow native milkweed.
Monarch Butterfly Nectar Plant Lists for Conservation Plantings is a helpful tool for ecological restoration, providing lists of plants known to support monarch adults and caterpillars.
Agroforestry Note #34, General #8 [Agroforestry Notes, February 2007]
This fact sheet from the USDA National Agroforestry Center provides an overview of ways to enhance landscapes to support native bees.

This form was designed to monitor wildflower diversity and longevity on a single site over time when used in conjunction with Maintaining Diverse Stands of Wildflowers Planted for Pollinators and the accompanying forms:

This form was designed to monitor wildflower diversity and longevity on a single site over time when used in conjunction with Maintaining Diverse Stands of Wildflowers Planted for Pollinators and the accompanying forms:

This form was designed to monitor wildflower diversity and longevity on a single site over time when used in conjunction with Maintaining Diverse Stands of Wildflowers Planted for Pollinators and the accompanying forms:

Ongoing Management of Pollinator Habitat
High quality pollinator meadows sometimes experience a decline in wildflower diversity or abundance as they age. This guide provides recommendations on how to bring declining meadows back into a high quality condition.

This form was designed to monitor wildflower diversity and longevity on a single site over time when used in conjunction with Maintaining Diverse Stands of Wildflowers Planted for Pollinators and the accompanying forms:

An Installation Guide for Meadows and Hedgerows
These pollinator habitat assessment guides are designed to help educate conservation planners and landowners, prioritize conservation actions, and quantify habitat or land management improvements for pollinators or beneficial insects on a single site.