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About the Summit

Learn about monarch butterflies and pollinators in the natural state! Join us to discuss their importance and the plan for a coordinated effort to conserve these valuable resources. This is a unique opportunity to provide your input as we introduce the draft Arkansas Monarch and Pollinator Conservation Plan.

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Agenda

Registration
8:00 – 9:00 Coffee, tea, water and light snacks will be offered all day.
Morning Session – 9:00 – Noon, R.J. Wills Lecture Hall, Campus Center Building (CCB)
9:10 – 9:20 Introductions and Overview
9:20 – 9:55 Monarch butterflies: History, Current Status, and Arkansas’ role
9:55 – 10:00 Monarch butterflies: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Species Status Assessment Update
Break – 10:00 – 10:30
10:30 – 10:45 Pollinators: Diversity, Biology, and Importance
10:45 – 11:05 Success Stories: Examples of how pollinator-friendly habitat is working in Arkansas
11:05 – 11:50 Creating and Managing for Monarch and Pollinator Habitat on Utility Rights of Way
Lunch – Noon – 1:00 pm, Grand Hall, Campus Center Building (CCB)
1:00 – 1:45 Arkansas Monarch and Pollinator Conservation Plan Presentation
1:45 – 2:00 Q & A
2:00 – 4:00 Breakout Sessions: Opportunity to discuss the Arkansas Monarch and Pollinator Plan in detail and make comments.
4:00 – 4:15 Closing Remarks

Why should you attend?

During this summit the Arkansas Monarch Conservation Partnership (AMCP) will present the draft version of the Arkansas Monarch and Pollinator Conservation Plan for public comment and review.
This plan will also be made available online for those who cannot attend in person. Information provided using the RSVP form will be used to contact you with additional information regarding this event.

Who should attend?

Anyone! We would love to have as many stakeholder groups represented as possible.

Who is organizing this event?

This event is hosted by the Arkansas Monarch Conservation Partnership, a group of citizens, conservation and agricultural organizations, government agencies, utilities and agribusinesses committed to pollinator conservation in Arkansas. The AMCP is the direct result of the first Monarch and Pollinator Summit held in November of 2015. The partnership is a state-level working collaboration with representation from state and federal agencies, municipalities, non-governmental organizations, businesses, and private individuals working together to promote conservation of monarch butterflies, pollinators, and their habitats. Many of our partner logos can be found on the home page of this site.

 

Thanks to our Sponsors:

Registration is free & Lunch will be provided.

Interested in Sponsorship Opportunities?

 

Arkansas Association of Conservation Districts

Arkansas Forestry Commission

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission

Arkansas Wildlife Federation

The Nature Conservancy

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