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Cascades Butterfly Project

Butterflies are sensitive indicators of climate change because temperature influences the timing of an individual's life cycle and the geographic distribution of a species. Six protected areas in the Cascade Mountains are establishing a program to monitor butterflies to learn how climate is affecting the populations. These include four sites in Washington state: North Cascades National Park, Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Okanagan-Wenatchee National Forest, and Mount Ranier National Park. The project is also active in two areas of British Columbia: Skagit and Manning Provincial Parks.

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Geographic Scope: International

Project Status: Active - not recruiting volunteers

Participation Tasks: Data entry, Finding entities, Geolocation, Identification, Observation, Photography,

Start Date: 2008

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Fields of Science: Animals, Nature and outdoors, Pollinators/insects

Intended Outcomes: Research development,