Please enter your data by November 16. 2018!
Conservation efforts must be entered no later than November 16, 2018, to be considered in our analysis for the listing decision.
Monarch butterfly on butterflyweed. Photo by Mara Koenig/USFWS.
We 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 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and 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.
Policy for Evaluating Conservation Efforts When Making Listing Decisions (PECE) PDF - provides information on how to answer PECE-related questions in the MCD
Users may now provide shapefiles one at a time through the single effort editor, or many at a time using the GIS Bulk Upload Template (available below).
User Guide (PDF) updated August 20, 2018
Quick Reference Guide (PDF) updated August 20, 2018
GIS bulk upload template (.zip shapefiles) new
Excel Bulk Upload Template (XLSX) updated August 20, 2018
Database Fields (PDF) updated June 7, 2018
Land Use and Activities Table (PDF) updated August 20, 2018
Simplified Version of Data Model (1.3 MB PDF)
Required Workflow Diagram (PDF) updated May 31, 2018
Database FAQs (PDF)
Questions and Answers received during the webinars (PDF) updated November 2018
Information provided during MCD development