The program at UTSA is partnering with federal, state, and non-governmental agencies to contribute toward the goal of monarch conservation in the U.S.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
The Fish and Wildlife Service is working as the lead agency in coordinating a U.S. High Level Working Group for monarch butterfiles. They are working to integrate monarch conservation and educational programs into our nation's wildlife refuges.
U.S. Forest Service
The Forest Service is working to expand monarch habitat by establishing pollinator gardens at USFS facilities and engaging in efforts to plant milkweed in public areas and in Forest Service land.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Because of Texas’ critical position along the monarch migration pathway, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has a unique role in an interagency working group tasked with identifying U.S. priorities and actions for monarch conservation.
San Antonio River Authority
As part of their Museum Reach renovation, the San Antonio River Authority planted a 1200 square-foot milkweed garden. The Museum Reach Milkweed Patch has resulted in a year-round local monarch butterfly colony.
Guadalupe-Blanco River Trust
The Guadalupe-Blanco River Trust is a private, non-profit land conservation organization working to protect the natural resources found throughout the Guadalupe River basin.
Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority
The Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority's primary responsibilities include developing, conserving, and protecting the water resources of the Guadalupe River Basin.