Data from the 2017 Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count shows the number of monarch butterflies overwintering in California is the lowest recorded since 2012, despite an increase in sites counted.

Our new guidelines provides resources for understanding the conservation needs of western monarchs and the tools necessary to manage overwintering sites. The document also includes a list of monarch-attractive native nectar plants suitable for coastal areas.

Our monarch conservation resource page provides a wealth of information to further conservation efforts from coast-to-coast.


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