Target or Affiliated Species or Habitat
The Idaho Natural Heritage Program records information on rare plants and animals in the state. It records distribution and location of species, and site data, and assigns conservation status. Milkweed and monarch surveys are conducted.
Two milkweed species are likely rare in Idaho, and the program is assessing their conservation status. The program is developing a field guide to Idaho milkweeds, and is conducting educational workshops. This project provides an example of state level monitoring and conservation efforts initiated in order to conserve milkweed species (Kinter 2016).