Monarch Biology and Conservation Meeting: Minnesota 2012
The 2.5 day Monarch Biology and Conservation Meeting, hosted by
the University of Minnesota Monarch Lab, was held from
June 21-23, 2012 at the University of Minnesota’s Landscape Arboretum. It
provided an opportunity for monarch biologists, agency land managers, monarch conservationists,
citizen scientists, and others interested in monarch biology and conservation to
share new information on monarch population trends, new findings in monarch biology,
and successful monarch conservation efforts. Meeting activities included speaking
and poster sessions, field trips, workshops, a banquet with a keynote speaker, and
plenty of time for informal sharing and networking. While the meeting is over, we’ve
posted presentation (both posters and powerpoints from
talks) to allow the information sharing to continue.
Meeting Sponsor: The Monarch Joint Venture
The Monarch Joint Venture is a
partnership of federal and state agencies, non-governmental organizations, and academic
programs working together to support and coordinate efforts to protect monarch breeding
and migratory habitat across the lower 48 United States. The MJV is committed to
a science-based approach to monarch conservation work, guided by the
North American Monarch Conservation Plan (2008).
Venue: The University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
The University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
features more than 1,000 acres of magnificent gardens, model landscapes, and natural
areas-from woodlands and wetlands to prairie-with extensive collections of northern-hardy
plants. You’ll be able to tour the Arboretum on 12.5 miles of garden paths and hiking
trails, walking the close gardens and biking, walking or driving Three-Mile Drive
to see more gardens and collections.
The Arboretum is part of the Department of Horticultural Science within the College
of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences at the University of Minnesota.
Its mission is to provide a community and national resource for horticultural and
environmental information, research and public education; to develop and evaluate
plants and horticultural practices for cold climates; and to inspire and delight
all visitors with quality plants in well-designed and maintained displays, collections,
model landscapes, and conservation areas.