Monarch Conservation Toolbox

Pilot Projects

Creating Habitat in Corporate Landscapes and Utility ROW Areas

United States


Agency Type

Target or Affiliated Species or Habitat

Original Language

Pollinator Partnership (P2) has developed a series of monarch habitat guides aimed at educating land and facility managers about the benefits of pollinator conservation. “The Monarch Habitat Development Manuals offer step-by-step guidance for land managers to transform their ROWs into beneficial monarch habitat. The manuals contain regionalized planting guides to assist with the plant selection process. The planting guides list native species that will provide nectar resources to help fuel the monarch’s migration.

Additionally, the manuals provide site evaluation rubrics to help aid land managers in making an objective decision about which potential site will have the least barriers to developing monarch habitat. The manuals are available free for download at <>. P2 has been working with the Wildlife Habitat Council to spread the word about monarchs and the free manuals. Numerous corporations have been planting for monarchs” (MJV 2016). “While the manuals are geared for ROW managers, the tips and planting recommendations can be used to transform many types of settings into valuable monarch habitat” (Byrne et al. 2013).