Monarch Habitat Technical Training

Thank you for your interest in Pollinator Partnership’s monarch habitat management and technical training workshops! 

These symposium style workshops will provide technical assistance to public land managers and private land stewards working within the Eastern Broadleaf Forest-Continental Province who are engaged, (or are interested in becoming engaged), with monarch habitat planning, creation, restoration, and long-term management.

Each of the five on-site workshops will include a comprehensive review of best management practices (BMP’s) and targeted recommendations for management actions on public, private, and private working land environments. The public lands workshops will include technical guidance for monarch habitat enhancement and management from the perspective of practitioners working at federal, state, and county levels. The private lands workshops will include monarch habitat enhancement and management guidance, as well as perspectives on overcoming challenges to habitat integration for land managers of corporate lands, roadsides, utility right-of-way’s, farms, and other land-use types. 

All workshops will include: 

  • Presentations by practitioners recognized for their expertise and approach to monarch habitat planning and implementation, including site preparation, integration, and long-term management
  • Site walks through exemplary monarch habitat project areas
  • Group discussions.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Space is limited. 
  • $5.00 registration fee to cover handout materials. Pay here. 
  • Please bring brown bag lunch, beverages, water bottles, and notebooks with writing utensils. Coffee will be served. (Although coffee cups will be available, we encourage you to bring your personal mug.)
  • Bring appropriate outdoor clothing, (hats, sunscreen, rain gear, and hiking boots) for 1-hour site walking tour, rain or shine.

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Please visit the state sections below and follow the button links to register!

Missouri Out of state residents welcome!

Monarch Habitat Technical Training for Public Lands

JUNE 20, 2018
Check-in - 8:30 - 9:00 am
Training - 9:00 am - 3:15 pm

Department of Energy - Weldon Spring Site Interpretive Center
Mydler Meeting Room
7295 Highway 94 South
St. Charles, Missouri   63304
Directions
Phone # (636) 300-2601

Guest speakers include: Edward M. Spevak, Ph.D. (Curator of Invertebrates,  Saint Louis Zoo and Director, Center for Native Pollinator Conservation), Peter S. Berthelsen (Partnership Coordinator, The Bee & Butterfly Habitat Fund and President, Conservation Blueprint, LLC), Donnie Earnest (Pipeline Specialist II/ Right-of-Way Management, Enable Midstream Partners), Kevin McCarthy (CIT Interpretive Center Manager, U.S. Department of Energy/Office of Legacy Management Navarro), Dave Parker (U.S. Department of Energy/Office of Legacy Management), and Catherine L. Werner (City of St. Louis). 

Register in Missouri

Indiana Out of state residents welcome!

Monarch Habitat Technical Training for Public Lands

JULY 19, 2018
Check-in - 8:45 - 9:15
Training - 9:15 am - 3:30 pm

Hamilton County Parks & Recreation
12308 Strawtown Ave. 
Noblesville, IN 46060  

Guest speakers include representatives from Hamilton County Regional Parks, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, US Fish and Wildlife Service / Partners for Fish and Wildlife, US Fish and Wildlife Service / Big Oaks and Muscatatuck NWR Complex, and The Nature Conservancy!

Register in Indiana

Ohio Out of state residents welcome!

Monarch Habitat Technical Training for Public Lands

AUGUST 2, 2018
Check-in - 8:45 - 9:15
Training - 9:15 am - 3:30 pm

Holden Arboretum
9550 Sperry Rd.
Kirtland, Ohio  44094

Guest speakers include representatives from Holden Arboretum, Pheasants Forever, and the Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative. More to come!

Register in Ohio

Illinois Out of state residents welcome!

Monarch Habitat Technical Training for Corporate and Private Lands

AUGUST 22, 2018
Check-in - 8:45 - 9:15
Training - 9:15 am - 3:30 pm

Sand Ridge Nature Center
15891 Paxton Ave.
South Holland, Illinois   60473

Guest speakers include representatives from Commonwealth Edison, US Fish and Wildlife Service / Partners for Fish and Wildlife, and Stantec. More to come!

REGISTER IN ILLINOIS

Training

Monarch Habitat Technical Training for Private Working and Agricultural Lands

Date / Location TBD

Guest speakers to be added