|Midwest Regional Director Tom Melius joins Monarch Joint Venture steering committee. Photos by USFWS.|
As we continue to marshal our forces to save the monarch butterfly, we are lucky to have our Midwest Regional Director Tom Melius as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service representative on the Monarch Joint Venture Steering Committee.
Tom has provided expert leadership on monarch conservation across our Midwest Region includes eight states in the heart of the monarch’s range, including 1.29 million acres of national wildlife refuge system lands. Now, he will help guide conservation implementation across the country.
“We’re excited to have Tom on our team,” says Dr. Karen Oberhauser, Monarch Joint Venture Steering Committee Co-Chair. "His leadership as the regional director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Midwest Region will be invaluable as we ramp up monarch conservation across the country."
The Monarch Joint Venture is a partnership of federal and state agencies, non-governmental organizations, and academic programs that are working together to support and coordinate efforts to protect the monarch migration across the lower 48 United States.