Cascades Butterfly Project
Climate change is expected to affect mountain systems in many ways. Scientists predict that warmer summers may result in earlier snowmelt, more frequent forest fires, and changes in distributions of plants and animals. Six protected areas in the Cascade Range have established a two-part program to monitor butterflies due to their sensitivity of their life cycles and distribution to temperature changes.
How You Can Help
We are looking for volunteers for both parts of the Cascade Butterfly Project:
Volunteers are encouraged to stay connected through the Cascade's Butterfly Project Yahoo group, found at: http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/cascadesbutterfly/
Did You Know?
Grizzly bear tracks can be a reliable indicator of species? Grizzly bear and black bear forepaw tracks are distinct from one another and often times better than a photo of the bear to confirm an observation. So don't just look up, look down.