Make a difference. Enroll today! 


Our short-term target of enrolling 465,000 habitat acres into the Monarch CCAA represents about 30% of the total milkweed stems needed across the energy and transportation sectors as identified in the paper, Restoring monarch butterfly habitat in the Midwestern US: ‘all hands on deck’ (Thogmartin et al. 2017). This is a meaningful contribution to support monarch butterflies, especially at a time when there is an immediate need for habitat on the ground. For more information about how the enrollment target was developed, check out the white paper below.


What is the timeline for enrollment?

The Monarch CCAA enrollment period is divided into three phases, as shown below. The early enrollment period provided an opportunity for energy companies and transportation agencies to make conservation commitments that would be considered by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) during their listing decision. The USFWS will make their listing decision by December 15, 2020. If they recommend to list the monarch butterfly as threatened or endangered, that decision would likely be made final in December 2021 and an effective listing date would likely follow in January 2022. All applications must be submitted prior to the potential effective listing date in order to enroll in the CCAA.


But don’t wait! Enrollment into the Monarch CCAA provides a number of immediate benefits. Your conservation commitments will:

  • Provide much needed habitat to the monarch butterfly
  • Provide immediate regulatory certainty to your organization and avoid potential gaps in regulatory coverage in the event of a monarch listing
  • Demonstrate your organization’s leadership in monarch conservation
  • Build momentum across the industry for habitat conservation on energy and transportation lands
  • Ensure the success of this unique, cross-sector partnership

For more information about implementing the CCAA at your organization, watch a tutorial on how to log in and navigate to the Monarch CCAA Toolkit under Working Group Access. Have questions? Contact us below. 


White Paper: Early Enrollment Targets for the Nationwide Monarch Conservation Agreement on Energy and Transportation Lands

Restoring monarch butterfly habitat in the Midwestern US: ‘all hands on deck’