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Public imput needed for Kansas Monarch Conservation Plan

PRATT – The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism is seeking public input on Kansas’ Monarch Conservation Plan through May 30. The Kansas Monarch Conservation Plan outlines a 20-year objective to conserve, enhance and create pollinator habitat on private, public and urban lands through non-regulatory, voluntary efforts. Kansas is a national stronghold for monarch conservation and is uniquely positioned to conserve and enhance large acreages and landscapes ideal for monarch migratory and breeding habitat.

The Kansas Monarch Conservation Plan serves as a guiding document to support ongoing and future conservation efforts, taking into account that successful implementation of the plan will require a multi-sector approach. For this reason, KDWPT has collaborated with individuals from ranching and farming organizations, conservation organizations, industry, agencies, academia, and tribal nations – representing 68 organizations – to set voluntary goals for the conservation of monarchs and other native pollinators. Any individual or entity planning, implementing or funding monarch conservation activities in Kansas should reference this document and consider providing input.

To view the draft version online, visit

For more information on the plan, and to provide input, contact Megan Rohweder at