Fort Hood, a military training installation in Texas, has partnered with Monarch Joint Venture in pursuit of their Monarch Mission! Monarchs pass through the over 200,000 acre training base during fall and spring migrations.
The AIM (Adaptive and Integrative Management) team is enacting the Fort Hood Monarch Mission, a conservation plan that focuses on research and monitoring, education and outreach, partnerships, and habitat conservation and restoration.
In the last two years, AIM installed a pollinator garden surrounded by nature trails for environmental education and conducted research to identify best management practices. In 2017, they initiated a robust monarch tagging program.
Photo by Jackelyn Ferrer-Perez