Rapid Assessment of Roadsides as Potential Habitat for Monarchs and Other Pollinators

This paper documents the development and testing of a protocol for rapid assessment of roadside rights-of-way that aids roadside managers with identifying potential locations for monarch habitat along roadsides and with evaluating the effects of management activities. The researchers found that their protocol provided similar data as the more intensive protocol regarding milkweed densities, nectar plant
species richness, and monarch use of sites, and that high habitat values roadside rights-of-way confirm the potential
of such habitat for pollinator and monarch conservation.

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