Helping Communities Connect.
People. Planet. Partnerships.
Our vision extends beyond connecting habitat across North America. We want to connect people inside and outside the community. We want to end the stress of underemployment in rural America. We want to preserve the country lifestyle where communities gather and build and laugh together.
“We want to end the stress of under-employment in rural America.”
We are about building partnerships and growing communities so that the Nature Based Solutions we offer and implement change the landscapes both literally and figuratively.
Monarch Flyway Communities Engage
Our Monarch Flyway Communities are “First Class Noticers”. Noticing the world around them and seeing the impact of monarch habitat gives it value. Finding caterpillars, watching it transform into a monarch and letting it go, creates connection. Noticing the trash in road ditches or parks and getting people together to clean up the “Trash in the Trees”. Informing local road maintenance workers about the habitat on the roadsides or the power companies to protect their ROW habitat.
A Learning Community
Our dynamic programs cover a variety of learning opportunities; from STEM science kits to art projects, business and community development programs. In order to help people and create prosperity, learning is a must for vibrant places to live, work and play. Whether you’re just starting out, or have been protecting monarch habitat for years, there is always something new to learn. Want to get YOUR community started? We have tips to help you engage and connect.
When communities protect monarch habitat, they are in a unique position to use the renewable, natural resource of milkweed pods to supplement local income or even start a business in the community that will bring it even more value. Market based conservation means you protect natural habitats by using the resources around you.
Think of bison, a species that was almost extinct until we used it for meat and textiles.
Monarch habitat can return to healthy levels through valuing the natural resources and the land’s environmental services.