Hind Foundation Networking

Connecting Western Monarch Habitat

For Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation

Western monarch butterflies that overwinter on the California coast have undergone a decline of approximately 95% in the last 30 years. This population has a 72% probability of quasi-extinction over the next 20 years. Restoration of the most human-altered monarch habitats in California—overwintering sites on the coast, breeding sites in the Central Valley, and migratory corridors throughout the state—is the best strategy to sustain and ultimately recover the western monarch population.
This grant from the Hind Foundation enables the Xerces Society to restore and enhance monarch overwintering habitat at three of the ten highest priority winter roosts on the Central Coast, as well as milkweed and native wildflower habitat in the Central Valley. This project will result in restoration and enhancement across 37 acres of monarch overwintering habitat, the restoration of 120 acres of breeding habitat on farms, the restoration of 250 acres of habitat for monarchs in natural areas and improved management practices that benefit monarchs on an additional 250 acres in natural areas, enhancing migratory corridors in the Central Valley. 

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Area of Funding: Plant & Wildlife Restoration
Type of Funding: Standard Grant
Amount Funded: $50,000
Year Funded: 2018
Year Completed: 2018

About the Organization
Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
4828 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR 97215
(503) 232-6639

The Xerces Society is a nonprofit organization that protects wildlife through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitat. Established in 1971, the Society is at the forefront of invertebrate protection worldwide, harnessing the knowledge of scientists and the enthusiasm of citizens to implement conservation programs.