Monarch butterfly on butterflyweed. Photo by Mara Koenig/USFWS.
We have developed a database to capture information about recently (i.e. since 2014) completed, ongoing and planned conservation efforts for the monarch butterfly. Conservation efforts are on-the-ground actions designed to improve the population status of monarchs. This includes improving and creating habitat by enhancing milkweed and blooming nectar plant resources. The database will help conservation partners assess conditions for the monarch now and into the future, across the United States.
The first step to register for access to the database web application is to send an email to FW3_monarchconservation@fws.gov. In the email include the following information:
Before providing us with your information, you may prefer to read the disclaimers that describe how we use your information and your privacy rights. The disclaimers are available below.
After sending the registration request, you will receive an email from the Fish and Wildlife Service’s Environmental Conservation Online System (ECOS) Helpdesk with:
Please see the User Guide (below) for instructions on how to continue using the Monarch Conservation Database.
Efforts must be entered into the Monarch Conservation Database by May 31, 2020 to be considered in the listing decision.
Policy for Evaluating Conservation Efforts Update (04/02/20)
User Guide (PDF)
Quick Reference guide (PDF)
Database Fields (PDF) updated April 2, 2020
Land Use and Activities Table (PDF) updated November 7, 2018
Simplified Version of Data Model (1.3 MB PDF)
Excel Bulk Upload Template (XLSX)
Required Workflow Diagram (PDF) updated April 2, 2020
Database FAQs (PDF)
Information provided during MCD development