Cascade-Siskiyou Butterfly Monitoring Network (Oregon/California)

The Cascade-Siskiyou Butterfly Monitoring Program is a regional effort to gather diversity and abundance data on native butterfly populations in southwest Oregon and northern California. This monitoring program is grounded in a collaboration between the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, local community scientists, and private landowners and NGOs with the goal of collecting standardized data that allows land managers to evaluate long-term butterfly trends.


Coordinator: Schelz, Charlie
Program Started: 2019
Institutional Affiliation: Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument
Institution Type: NGO
Species Focus: All butterfly species
Contact: Charlie Schelz, Co-coordinator (


Protocol Type: Restricted search, Pollard
Data Type(s): Abundance
Survey Focus: Adults
Incidental Data Collected: Weather, Habitat notes
Visit Frequency: Biweekly
Protocol Notes: Starting with biweekly surveys and planning to move to weekly surveys as program develops.
Taxonomic Standard: Modified Pelham 2013