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# Create Habitat

One of the most valuable things that citizens and landowners can do for monarch and pollinator conservation is to create, enhance, or restore native habitat. This can be done on a large or small scale. Even small areas planted with native plants can have a positive impact on our native pollinators.

There are resources available to private landowners who are interested in converting larger areas to monarch and pollinator habitat.

# Additional Resources

With increased popularity and awareness of the importance of native gardening, there are many resources, tools, and guides available to help with plant selection and gardening tips. The Arkansas Native Plant Society (opens new window) has excellent resources including semi-annual meetings and their Know Your Natives blog.

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) (opens new window) has a page dedicated to native plants and gardening that includes a list of recommended plants, photos, and additional resources.

Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes is a non-profit organization founded in 1990 that promotes environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities. With over 4,500 members across 19 states, Wild Ones has become the most widely recognized voice for native plants and the sustainable landscaping movement.

For gardening tips, recommended plant lists, landscape plans, and native seed vendors that have species suitable for Arkansas, visit the Missouri Prairie Foundation's Grow Native! website.

For additional recommended plant lists and tips, visit the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center website. Browse by state or see lists designed for specific animals. Remember, to check to see if a plant species is native to where you live in Arkansas.