b'make up the Technical Steering Committee (see Figure 4). Executive Committee Each sector was tasked with populating three committees so IDNR, IDOA, IEPA, IDOT a feedback loop for information could be established. Special committees can be formed as collaborative projects take shape. Technical Steering Committee Four Illinois state agencies, including the IDNR, the Department Sector Leaders, Committee Chairs, of Agriculture (IDOA), the Environmental Protection Agency Key Partners, Federal andState Agencies, State Coordinator (IEPA), and the Department of Transportation (IDOT) signed a memorandum of understanding, dedicating their staff to the effort, and the leaders of those agencies will ultimately sign off Technical Work Teams & Special Committeesas deemed necessary on the IMP Action Plan as the official plan for the state.In addition to an organizational structure, IMP has developed a logo to improve recognition and coordination (see Figure 3). AgricultureSector Group Shortly after convening stakeholders for work on the IMP, the Communications IDNR was asked to provide input to the Midwest Association of Urban Committee Fish and Wildlife Agencies (MAFWA) monarch plan, called the Sector Group Mid America Monarch Conservation Strategy. The work of the Community IMP turned towards that task and the group provided Illinois-EngagementCommittee specific information to the plan. That work took the majority of Natural Land 2017 to complete. Sector GroupScience MAFWA includes the state wildlife agencies in the Midwest, Committee the FWS, biologists from the United States Department of ROWSector Group Agricultures (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Pheasants Forever, National Wildlife Federation, Monarch Joint Venture, and the Keystone Monarch Figure 4: IMP Organizational Structure Collaborative. MAFWA set a goal of adding 1.6 billion milkweed stems to the Midwest landscape over the next 20 years (see Figure 5). Illinois took on a portion of that goal, and will now aim to add 150 million stems of milkweed, plus other nectar sources such as wildflowers, to the landscape by 2038.WestEastCentral ValleyNorth Core CoreNorth Exterior ExteriorSouth CoreFloridaAdaptiveOverwinteringSouth Exterior Southern FL CapacityUnitFigure 5: FWS Conservation Units for the Monarch 7'