April 14, 2022

Action Plan for Taylor’s Checkerspot Butterfly Conservation in Oregon

Carolyn Menke, Tom Kaye | 2016

The purpose of this action plan is to identify tasks to promote the recovery of Taylor’s checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha taylori; Figure 1) in Oregon for the 9-year period of 2017-2025. This plan provides a review of the species’ current conservation status in Oregon and Washington, and describes its historical distribution and threats to the species in Oregon. Goals, objectives, and tasks are identified to improve the status of Taylor’s checkerspot in Oregon, including habitat restoration needs within currently or recently occupied areas and priority sites for Taylor’s checkerspot introductions in Oregon. Each task is linked to implementing organization(s) and timeframe.