​This fact sheet includes information on co-op benefits in signing on to the Monarch Butterfly Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances (CCAA).

  • By December 2021, the monarch butterfly may be listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). This 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 for co-ops to improve monarch habitat, streamline conservation efforts, avoid project delays, and save money.
  • Now is the time to get involved. Co-ops interested in signing on to the CCAA must do so before the monarch butterfly is listed under the ESA and early commitments may even help preclude the species from being listed as threatened or endangered.

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