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Protecting California’s Butterfly Groves

Management Guidelines for Monarch Butterfly Overwintering Habitat

By Sarina Jepsen, Emma Pelton, Scott Hoffman Black, Candace Fallon, and Carly Voight (The Xerces Society); and Stuart Weiss (Creekside Center for Earth Observation)

The guidelines provide an overview of the biology and conservation of western monarchs; step-by-step guidance for developing a site-specific management plan, and overall guidance on topics including tree management, shrub and forb management, and visitor and public access issues. The document also includes a list of monarch-attractive native nectar plants suitable for coastal areas.

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