The Rights-of-Way as Habitat Working Group at the University of Illinois-Chicago led a national, multi-sector collaborative effort to develop a voluntary conservation agreement to provide habitat for the monarch butterfly. More than 40 organizations from across the energy and transportation sectors worked together to develop a Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances (CCAA) that encourages landowners and land managers to adopt measures to create net conservation benefits for the monarch butterfly. The effort is unprecedented in terms of its cross-sector participation and geographic extent. The agreement spans the entire contiguous 48 states and is expected to encompass millions of acres of habitat.
Read the Monarch CCAA
The Nationwide Candidate Conservation Agreement or Monarch Butterfly on Energy and Transportation Lands was finalized on April 7, 2020. Read the full agreement HERE.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do the conservation measures look like?
For More Information
December 2020 Monarch Listing Decision Overview
Monarch CCAA Introductory Summary
CCAA Webinars and Case Studies
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.
Thank You to Our Collaborators!