Photo Credit: Justin Docanto
By December 2021, the monarch butterfly may be listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). If the monarch butterfly is listed, it could significantly impact electric cooperatives’ ability to manage transmission and distribution rights-of-way in a cost-effective manner. Participation in the Monarch Butterfly Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances (CCAA) may provide an opportunity to improve monarch habitat, streamline conservation efforts, avoid project delays, and save money. Now is the time to get involved.