The National Wildlife Federation

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Pledge Date

Thursday, February 23, 2023

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City of Missoula

Missoula, MT

Jordan Hess


Pledge Summary

City of Missoula is committed to a number of climate and environmental strategies and initiatives including implementation of the conservation lands management plan, reduced/minimal toxins in turf and bed management, propagating our own native plants for enhanced habitat, limiting turf to high use areas, working together to create green infrastructure (less gray), working with partners across the community who share goals for protecting and increasing habitat for pollinators of all species.

Community Spotlight

Action Items Committed for 2023

Communications and Convening

  • Issue a Proclamation to raise awareness about the decline of the monarch butterfly and the species’ need for habitat.
  • Engage with city parks and recreation, public works, sustainability, and other relevant staff to identify opportunities to revise and maintain mowing programs and milkweed / native nectar plant planting programs.

Program and Demonstration Gardens

  • Launch, expand, or continue an invasive species removal program that will support the re-establishment of native habitats for monarch butterflies and other pollinators.
  • Facilitate or support a milkweed seed collection and propagation effort.

Systems Change

  • Increase the percentage of native plants, shrubs and trees that must be used in city landscaping ordinances and encourage use of milkweed, where appropriate.