Cascades Butterfly Project

The Cascade Butterfly Project was launched in 2011 to monitor butterfly populations in the North Cascades and Mt. Ranier National Parks. There are two types of monitoring protocols that are used. Nine permanent transects were established between the two parks. These 1 km transects are visited several times per season and use pollard protocols. Volunteers are also encouraged to report incidental sightings through BAMONA's sightings database.


Coordinator: Rochefort, Regina
Program Started: 2011
Institution Type: Agency
Data Availability: See
Species Focus: All butterfly species
Contact: Regina Rochefort (


Protocol Type: Opportunistic, Restricted search, Pollard
Data Type(s): Abundance
Survey Focus: Adults
Incidental Data Collected: Weather, Host / nectar plants, Habitat notes
Visit Frequency: Biweekly
Effort Tracking: Start and stop times are recorded.