What do the conservation measures look like?
Conservation measures that benefit monarchs include many practices that are consistent with vegetation management requirements on rights-of-way and other energy and transportation lands. Management actions such as brush removal, conservation-timed mowing, seeding or planting of native wildflowers, and pollinator-focused integrated vegetation management (IVM) are some of the conservation measures included in the CCAA/CCA.
Applicants are only required to conduct conservation measures that address the key threats to the species that are within their control. As a result, some conservation measures may apply differently to land managers depending on their management ability, land ownership, easement requirements, or other constraints on management abilities. In addition, participants will be required by the Service to conduct some tracking of where conservation measures occur and undertake some simple monitoring protocols to verify their on-the-ground results.