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Monarch Conservancy

The Monarch Conservancy is an area in the northwestern part of UWM’s new Innovation Campus on the old Milwaukee County grounds in Wauwatosa that has been set aside and dedicated as wildlife habitat. The special target conservation goal for this site is butterfly habitat since it has historically been an important roosting area for Monarch butterflies during their fall migration. The Field Station has been assigned the initial management and restoration of that habitat area and has been working with the UWM Foundation and a local volunteer group, Friends of the Monarch Trail, to control invasive plants and begin restoring native vegetation on that site.