Conservation and management of three imperiled West Coast butterflies: Bay, Quino, and Taylor’s checkerspots.
Creekside Science teamed up with a host of fantastic sponsors including Xerces Society, Center for Natural Lands Management, and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife in order to bring together scientists and land managers working on 3 different listed checkerspot subspecies which range along the west coast of the United States. Two days of presentations and one day of field tours allowed the group to share research and ideas on natural history, habitat restoration, the institutional landscape, media and outreach, captive rearing and funding. The USFWS Alviso Environmental Education Center hosted us on the beautiful shores of the South Bay. We anticipate that some energy will go towards creating a proceedings document of sorts and we hope this will catalyze stronger partnerships and innovative research and management.