2020

 

SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, JAN 10th
Evening Keynote Address & Informal Social Mixer
SATURDAY, JAN 11th
Morning Keynote Address & Technical Issues
Moderator:  Robert Coffan
SUNDAY, JAN 12th
Technical Sessions
Moderator:  Robert Coffan

4:30 - 6:00pm

Registration / Info Tables  

No-Host Social - Light hors d’oeuvres and one drink provided

6:00 - 6:30pm

Welcome Intro / Weekend Agenda / Logistics (Robert Coffan)

6:30 - 7:30pm

Keynote Speaker -  Dr. Chip Taylor, Founder, Monarch Watch, 

Univ. of Kansas

Can the Predictive Monarch Population and Migration Modeling in the East help in the West?

7:30 - Evening Free

 

8:00 - 8:30am

Continental Breakfast

           

8:30 - 9:30am

Keynote Speaker - Dr. Robert M. Pyle, Founder, Xerces Society

Breaking Down the Wall: How Our Eastern and Western Monarchs Blend, and How We Found Out

 

9:30 - 10:00am

Understanding the Monarch Within the Context of a Declining Regional Fauna (Dr. Matt Forister, University of Reno)

 

10:00 - 10:15am

Break  

10:15 - 10:45am

Western Monarch Population Viability Analysis

(Dr. Cheryl Schultz, Washington State University)

10:45 -11:15am

More than “Just Tagging” - Empowering a Motivated Cadre to Research Monarchs in the Southwest

(Gail Morris, Southwest Monarch Study Coordinator)

 

11:15 - 11:45am

Monarch Migration in the Pacific Northwest:  What Have We Learned since 2012?

(Dr. David James, Washington State University)

 

11:45 - 12:00pm

Genetic Relationship Between Eastern and Western Monarchs

(Dr. Francis Villablanca, Cal Poly)

 

12:00 - 1:00pm

Lunch (provided)

Ongoing Info Tables

1:00 - 1:30pm

The Western Monarch Conservation Plan: 2019-2069

(Joel Trumbo, WAFWA)

1:30 - 3:30pm

Regional (State) Updates

 

(15 min each with additional 5 min Q&A)

CA - Connie Masotti

Overwintering in Pacific Grove

CA - Dr. Georgia Goldfarb

Non-overwintering and S CA

OR -  Dr. Tom Landis

ID - Dr. Dusty Perkins

UT - Amanda Barth

NV - Julie Koop

3:30 - 3:45pm

Break

3:45 - 5:00pm

FIELD TRIP: Palo Corona Regional Park Restoration

FIELD TRIP: Pacific Grove Overwintering Site

WORKSHOP: How We Count Our Western Monarchs

(see Field Trip page)

Info Tables

EVENING FREE

7:30 - 9:00am

FIELD TRIP: Monarch Counting at Pacific Grove - (7:30 start)

Info Tables

Breakfast on your own

 

9:00 - 9:30am

Counts Make a Difference

(Mia Monroe, Coordinator, Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count)

9:30-10:00am

State of the Overwintering Sites and Connecting Conservation across California​

(Dr. Angela Laws, Xerces Society

Monarch and Pollinator Ecologist)

           

10:00-10:30am

The Effect of imidacloprid on Monarch Butterfly Longevity: Are neonicotinoid insecticides a major factor in Monarch population decline?

(Dr. David James, Washington State University)

 

10:30-10:45am

Break and Informal Discussion 

 

10:45-11:15am

Milkweed is Not Milkweed is Not Milkweed!  The Functional Importance of Native Diversity

(Dr. Frances Villablanca, Cal Poly)

11:15-11:45am

Journey North and the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project: Continent-wide Citizen Science

(Dr. Karen Oberhauser, Director of UW-Madison Arboretum) 

11:45-12:15pm

Multiple Pillars of Monarch Joint Venture - Habitat, Education, Science, Partnerships

(Katie-Lyn Bunney, Education Coordinator, Monarch Joint Venture) 

12:15 -1:30pm

An Award/Lunchtime Wrap-up

Next Steps/Closing Remarks

 

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Taking strides to foster future generations of Western Monarchs - The migration continues!

                                           

 

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