The Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District, located in western Lower Michigan, is looking for volunteers to assist with monitoring and management activities for the federally endangered Karner blue butterfly in 2017. Volunteers are needed to help conduct surveys between mid-June and mid-August and to help plant native nectar species in September. There are opportunities for individuals of all skill levels to participate. Training will be provided. Interested parties can volunteer during weekdays, for a few days, or a week or more.
The assistance of volunteers is vital to meet our recovery goals for the Karner blue butterfly! In 2006, we did not have the help of volunteers and were only able to monitor 298 acres of Karner blue butterfly habitat. Thanks to volunteer participation, we now monitor an average of 955 acres per year! In addition, volunteers have helped improve over 100 acres of savanna habitat!
Please choose to volunteer this year and help conserve a locally endangered species. If you have already signed-up to volunteer this coming field season, thank you for being so generous with your time!
If you or someone you know is interested in participating in the 2017 field season, please contact me at 231-745-5831 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, please distribute the attached notice to anyone you think might be interested in volunteering. Thank you!