This project will restore prairie habitat for Taylor’s checkerspot butterfly, a federally endangered species, in Thurston County, Washington, through seed and plant production and habitat management activities across five sites. Habitat restoration and subsequent checkerspot reintroductions will promote recovery of the species, specifically allowing the Department of Defense to gain credit on ACUB lands adjacent to Joint Base Lewis McChord, to facilitate ongoing training needs on base and provide relief from regulatory burden.
NFWF Grant Profile
Natural Resources Partnership Program
Project Title: Prairie Habitat Restoration to Recover Taylor’s Checkerspot Butterfly Populations Surrounding JBLM to Ensure Military Readiness (WA)
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
This project will occur across five sites managed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (2), Center for Natural Lands Management (2), and Washington Department of Natural Resources (1), in Thurston County, western Washington State.