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Milkweed for Monarchs
Our main objective for this project, funded in part by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, is to collect local varieties of milkweed and then propagate them in seed production beds here at The Arboretum. From here, the seeds generated will be made available to the public and landowners for their restoration and gardening needs.
Ultimately, we aim to increase the amount of native milkweed around Flagstaff to make a more hospitable place for the Monarch butterfly.
For more information on saving the Monarch, please visit the following:
To learn more about our on-going work, click on the project titles below:
- Treatment of Invasive Plants Post-Museum Fire
- Seeds of Success in Arizona and the Eastern Mohave Desert
- Rare Plant Inventories in Grazing Allotments in Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
- Development of a citizen science-based rare plant monitoring program for northern Arizona
- Seed Collections of Rare and Threatened Pediocactus for Conservation
- Demography Monitoring of Pediomelum pentaphyllum in Southwest New Mexico`