Arkansas Monarch Conservation Partnership

A group of citizens, conservation and agricultural organizations, government agencies, utilities and agribusinesses committed to the creation, enhancement, and conservation of monarch and pollinator habitat in Arkansas


Working together to create, enhance, and conserve monarch and pollinator habitat in The Natural State.


Our vision is to help Arkansans share appreciation for the importance and value of monarch butterflies and pollinators, and to work to conserve healthy habitats that support robust populations of these species across the natural states.

Current Goal

Expand communication and collaboration through partnership among organizations and individuals interested in supporting monarch butterfly and pollinator conservation. The partnership is seeking agency and individual collaborators who can help to educate, procure funding, and provide scientific research that will support monarch butterfly and pollinator conservation in Arkansas and throughout North America.

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Wings of Hope: Monarchs in the Natural State

The "Wings of Hope" video was generously funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Partners for Fish and Wildlife with additional contributions from the Arkansas

Report a Monarch Butterfly Sighting

Did you see a Monarch? Participate in citizen-science efforts and help us learn more about the Monarch Butterfly! Monarch Migration Each year North American monarchs make an astonish migration. Fall migrating monarchs east

Scholarly Publications about Monarch Butterflies

  Since 1948 there have been approximately 1,152 scholarly publications that include Monarch Butterfly (including plural and scientific alternate versions of text) as part of the title, abstract, or as

Arkansas Monarch and Pollinator Forum 2018

November 1, 2018 Join us to discuss the importance of monarch butterflies and pollinators in Arkansas as we work to conserve these valuable resources. The  Arkansas Monarch and Pollinator Conservation Plan is available online

Arkansas Monarch and Pollinator Conservation Plan

The Arkansas Monarch Conservation Partnership has developed the first draft of the Arkansas Monarch and Pollinator Conservation Plan. This plan represents a multi-level approach for the state of Arkansas that provides opportunities for individuals, organizations, and government to come together in support of the conservation and protection for monarch butterflies, pollinators, and their habitats.

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Partnership Members

Members from the following agencies, organizations, and businesses are currently involved in the development of the Arkansas Monarch and Pollinator Conservation Plan.

Arkansas Agriculture Department

Arkansas Association of Conservation Districts

Arkansas Department of Transportation

Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation

Arkansas Forestry Commission

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission

Arkansas State Parks

Arkansas Wildlife Federation

Quail Forever

The Department of Arkansas Heritage

The Nature Conservancy

U of A Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies

U of A Division of Agriculture Research & Extension

U.S. FWS Partners for Fish and Wildlife

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service