Michigan Seeking Public Input on Methods to Conserve Monarch Butterfly Population

Michigan is one of 16 states asking the public for input on a conservation plan to help the monarch butterfly population.

The DNR says monarch butterflies east of the Rocky Mountains have declined by 80 percent over the past 20 years due to habitat loss.

That includes reduced milkweed required for reproduction and fewer nectar plants.

The 16-state region is the primary production and migratory habitat area for monarch butterflies.

The Midwest Association for Fish and Wildlife Agencies will receive comments through the end of the month.

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