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

  • By July 2020, 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 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.

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