|Senator Amy Klobuchar, with her mother, Rose; daughter, Abigail; and a monarch|
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar from Minnesota is one of the leading voices for monarch conservation in Congress. She wrote this column for the spring issue of Fish & Wildlife News.
The monarch butterfly is one of America’s most iconic species, but it might not be around for future generations to enjoy if we do not come together to protect it.
With the monarch butterfly population having decreased an estimated 90 percent since the 1990s, and the milkweed plant that monarch caterpillars depend upon for food suffering similar declines, now is the time for action.
I recently joined Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine in calling on the Departments of Interior, Transportation and Agriculture to build on and strengthen public-private partnerships to preserve the monarch butterfly.