Citizen Scientists needed for monitoring butterflies!

September 2020 – Mount Rainier Volunteers Newsletter

Planning for 2020 summer surveys are under review due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. If you are interested in the program, please contact: Regina Rochefort at to be placed on the CBP e-mail list for announcements and training.

The Cascade Butterfly Project (CBP) is a long-term citizen science project monitoring butterfly abundances and plant flowering times in subalpine meadows of the Washington Cascades. North Cascades National Park initiated the project in 2011 to document the effects of warming climates on subalpine ecosystems. 

2020 will be the 10th year of the project and we would like to focus our efforts on 8 of the original 10 surveys sites: 

  • Skyline Divide and Sauk Mountain in Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest
  • Cascade Pass in North Cascades National Park
  • Maple Pass in Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
  • Mazama Ridge, Sunrise Rim, Skyscraper Mountain, and Naches Loop in Mount Rainier National Park