NRCS Announces Monarch Butterfly Habitat
Steven Rains - June 26, 2019 1:19 pm
Salina, Kansas-June 25, 2019—Karen A. Woodrich, Kansas State Conservationist for the USDA
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), announced funding to help landowners
improve restore, manage, and conserve habitat for Monarch Butterflies on agricultural and tribal
lands. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and other partners, have joined NRCS in a
Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) to offer financial assistance to help
agricultural producers increase milkweed and monarch nectoring plants on agricultural land to
improve the habitat needs for monarch butterflies according to Woodrich.
NRCS is providing funding through the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). There will
be a fiscal year 2019 CSP application evaluation period for this RCPP project. The application
evaluation period will be for applications received by July 26, 2019.
Targeted areas where CSP funds will be available for agricultural producers interested in
implementing conservation practices include all counties in Kansas. Funding will go toward
conservation improvement practices such as milkweed plantings, pollinator plantings, brush
management, prescribed grazing, as well as others.
For more information, go to the Kansas NRCS website www.ks.nrcs.usda.gov/programs or