Monarch Conservation Toolbox

Incentive Programs

Grassland Restoration Incentive Program

United States

Land Use / Land Cover
Catégories multiples

Agency Type
Joint Venture

Target or Affiliated Species or Habitat
Mélanges de graines à pollinisateurs, Oiseaux de prairie

Publication Type
Website/web hub

Original Language

Years of Implementation

The Grassland Restoration Incentive Program is funded by the Oaks and Prairies Joint Venture and provides direct financial payments and technical assistance to private landowners. The program is directed at improving habitat for grassland birds; however, funded practices have the potential to benefit monarch butterflies, including range planting with pollinator seed mixes.

These practices include prescribed burning, brush management, prescribed grazing, fencing and range planting. Payment rates are subject to change but may be as much as US$116.63 per 0.4 hectares (1 acre). Project eligibility is dependent in part on location with target counties, and other requirements may be established by local initiatives (Oaks and Prairies 2016).

Amount of the Incentive
Dependent on the practices that are implemented. Payment rates available on website and subject to change.

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