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Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2018 09:53:59 -0800
From: Paul Cherubini <monarch...> [western_monarchs] <western_monarchs...>
Subject: Re: [western_monarchs] Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count Results for 2017
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Katie, your blog states: =E2=80=9Cwe can collectively act to protect and co=
nserve
monarchs and their habitat by addressing the many threats that=20
monarchs face=E2=80=94from pesticide use and habitat loss to climate change=
=20
and disease. With the continuation of engaged volunteers, public support,
and policy, we will continue to raise awareness and further assist=20
monarchs on their recovery.=E2=80=9D

What do you mean by the word =E2=80=9Crecovery=E2=80=9D? Do you mean succe=
ssfully=20
stabilizing and reversing the ongoing decline in milkweed stem and patch
abundance at the inland spring and summer breeding grounds? If so,=20
how will milkweed stem and patch abundance be monitored and measured
in the coming years to determine whether or not the various milkweed planti=
ng=20
and patch protection actions have been successful in stabilizing and revers=
ing=20
milkweed stem and patch numbers in any given western state or region?=20

If the various conservation interests (e.g Fish & Wildlife Services, Xerces=
=20
Society, Monarch Joint Venture) have no such landscape scale milkweed=20
stem and patch abundance monitoring plans that would mean they will not=20
actually be able to tell the taxpayers whether or not their actions have be=
en=20
effective in stabilizing and recovering milkweed stem and patch numbers.

Paul Cherubini

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