Keystone Policy Center Monarch Collaborative and Farmers for Monarchs Awarded for Global Sustainability Leadership
Keystone, CO—July 17, 2018—This week, the Business Intelligence Group named Keystone Policy Center Monarch Collaborative and Farmers for Monarchs a winner of the 2018 Sustainability Awards program. The Sustainability Awards honor those people, teams and organizations who have made sustainability an integral part of their business practice or overall mission.
Farmers for Monarchs is a broad-based collaboration aimed at addressing on-farm conservation. It is a united effort by farmers, ranchers, landowners, the agriculture industry, conservation groups and others. The Monarch Collaborative seeks to encourage and enable the voluntary expansion and establishment of pollinator and conservation habitat, including planting milkweed and other habitat along the monarch butterfly seasonal migration route in North America.
“We are proud to reward and recognize the Keystone Monarch Collaborative for their sustainability efforts,” said Maria Jimenez, Chief Nominations Officer, Business Intelligence Group. “It was clear to our judges that their vision and strategy will continue to deliver results toward a cleaner, more sustainable world. Congratulations!”
“Farmers can make a huge difference in conserving monarch butterflies within their current operations to benefit and support monarch habitat needs,” said Peter S. Berthelsen, The Bee & Butterfly Habitat Fund Partnership Coordinator. “Farmers for Monarchs and the Monarch Collaborative helps farmers identify such opportunities and connects them to needed resources to successfully plant and restore pollinator and conservation habitats, including milkweed, on their lands while continuing to provide the food we need for a growing population.”
Monarch populations have declined over the past two decades. Because they face serious challenges today, The Monarch Collaborative is working to identify how partnerships in the farming and ranching community can support and enhance habitat for a sustainable monarch population. The Collaborative’s initial conversations, held in spring of 2015, have led to ongoing efforts to develop collaborative strategies to promote and implement actions that will support monarchs in agricultural landscapes.
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