Research, Information, & Monitoring

Mission

Translate data into useful information for conservation, restoration, and management of pollinators and their habitat in Arizona based on stakeholder needs and activities.

Goals

  • Identify all accessible sources of monarch data in AZ; determine how the data can be accessed, managed, and combined; and develop a plan for creating a flat file of the presence data each year that can be shared with collaborators or anyone looking to analyze monarch data, to “improve understanding of monarch movements throughout the life cycle, including overwintering sites in the West, major movement and migration routes, and interchange between the western and eastern populations” (WAFWA Strategy RBH-S4) and “monitor changes in breeding and migratory patterns across the western landscape over time” (WAFWA Strategy M-S3).

  • Develop recommendations for community science to “organize, encourage, and facilitate community science projects to collect information on the most important regional information needs to fill in information gaps” (WAFWA Strategy EO-S3) and “monitor changes in breeding and migratory patterns across the western landscape over time” (WAFWA Strategy M-S3).

Committee Leadership

Upcoming Meetings

Video Conference, email Kim Pegram for details