Cascade Butterfly Science Engagement Specialist
The intern will work with a Biological Technician and Citizen Scientists to monitor subalpine butterfly populations, plant phenology, and to communicate to visitors about the effects of climate change on butterflies and plants. The Cascades Butterfly Program (CBP) is a volunteer-based program that monitors the distribution and abundance of subalpine butterflies. Butterflies are sensitive indicators of climate change and monitored in many places across the US and Europe. The CBP has 10 permanent transects located in subalpine meadows of North Cascades National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, and Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.