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The Monarch Joint Venture (MJV) is a nonprofit organization coordinating a network of over 100 partners across the U.S. in a unified effort to conserve monarch butterflies and their habitats. This diverse partnership ranges from government agencies to NGOs, businesses, and academic institutions that work together to implement science-based conservation actions. The four pillars of Monarch Joint Venture’s work are habitat, education, research, and partnerships.

As a leader in monarch conservation, the MJV supports conservation planning and implementation efforts on a broad scale by facilitating information sharing, partnership building, and carrying out identified conservation priorities.

The work that the Sauk Prairie Conservation Alliance has done to restore grassland prairie on the Bader Land property has helped create habitat for monarchs and pollinators. We’re excited to be teaming up with MJV and mobilizing our volunteer network to begin the process of monitoring these sites using the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project (MLMP). The MLMP is a community science project co-managed by MJV and the UW Madison Arboretum. By sharing the data from our site to this larger monarch monitoring project, we will be helping to advance scientific understanding of monarchs, and aid in conserving these butterflies and their threatened migratory phenomenon.

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