Monarch Webinar Series: Monarch Conservation Planning Tools

  • December 20, 2016
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Online Webinar

Monarch Webinar Series: Monarch Conservation Planning Tools


Researchers from the Monarch Conservation Science Partnership (MCSP) will share new spatial conservation planning tools. The USGS assisted the Monarch Conservation Science Partnership in the development of spatial tools to guide strategic conservation for this imperiled species.  Desktop tools were developed that allow users to prioritize counties within the conterminous United States according to multiple input criteria important for monarch butterfly conservation. Additional tools were developed to model the anticipated number of milkweeds on the landscape based upon underlying land cover/land use characteristics. The user can alter the composition of these land cover/land use characteristics using a separate desktop tool to model gains and losses of milkweeds on the landscape under various conservation scenarios.   These tools were first developed as desktop tools downloadable from the internet and now the county ranking tool and milkweed calculator are available as online tools that do not require any GIS software, only a web browser. For a description and introduction to these tools and to find out more about the MCSP, register for the webinar.



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