Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Loss of habitat through the conversion of native meadows to other land uses is the primary threat to this species.
The Fish and Wildlife Service is preparing a cooperative agreement with the Army Corps of Engineers to allow populations of the milkweed threatened by development projects to be transplanted onto Corps property
A primary need is public education and information on the value of Mead's milkweed and its habitat. Also, more surveys are needed to determine the full extent of this species' presence in Kansas.
Army Corps of Engineers: The Corps owns and maintains land surrounding several Federal reservoirs, property on which Mead's milkweed may be transplanted pursuant to a cooperative agreement now being prepared.
Kansas Biological Survey: The Kansas Biological Survey will provide technical assistance, particularly on population locations and transplanting techniques, if Mead's milkweed plants are transplanted onto Corps properties.
Technical draft plan.