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Enhancing and Restoring Monarch Butterfly Habitat in Texas

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The Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB) project, Enhancing and Restoring Monarch Butterfly Habitat in Texas ended on September 30, 2019.  Through this effort, TSSWCB partnered with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to work together to enhance and restore Monarch Butterfly habitat in Texas by working with private landowners to enhance/restore 1-30 acre plots, or entities with public spaces to create Monarch Butterfly urban gardens.  In total, seventy-two monarch conservation plans were developed and implemented, including 1,286.4 acres of Monarch habitat restoration/enhancement, and 15 urban gardens that were installed in public spaces, such as schools, city parks, or Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) offices. 


Project Information

TSSWCB Monarch Habitat Project Flyer

Processing Information for Districts

Example Monarch Habitat Conservation Plan


Technical Requirements


Liza Parker

Phone: (254) 773-2250 ext. 247

email: (lparker[at]tsswcb[dot]texas[dot]gov)

fax: (254) 773-3311

"Protecting and Enhancing Natural Resources since 1939."

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