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State monarch plan

To help bolster monarch habitat, and subsequently monarch numbers, agencies and organizations across the state came together June 7-8 for a two-day summit in Topeka to formulate the Kansas Monarch Conservation Plan. This statewide plan with a targeted fall completion date along with other Midwest state plans will be presented to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. One Kansas approach under consideration is the possibility of incorporating milkweed – a plant necessary for monarch production – into the seed mixes used by the Kansas Department of Transportation along roadways. For information on how to get involved, visit www.fws.gov/savethemonarch/, www.monarchwatch.org/, or monarchjointventure.org/.