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where Karners are typically located in Wisconsin
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For information on the Karner blue butterfly program, contact:
Becky Roth
KBB HCP Coordinator

Karner blue butterfly range

Open field of wild lupine
Open field of wild lupine.

More Karner blues live in Wisconsin than anywhere in the world! Karner blues, listed as federally endangered in 1992, depend on the wild lupine plant, a beautiful purple wildflower that thrives in the central and northwestern portions of the state. The land management that has been practiced by the forestry industry, corridor managers and the state have all ensured the continued existence of the Karner blue in these areas.

Karner blue high potential range in Wisconsin

Karner Blue Butterfly range mapThe Karner blue High Potential Range (HPR) in Wisconsin is based on a probability model developed by the Forest Landscape Ecology Lab at UW-Madison. The probability model analyzed variables including known locations of Karners, soil type, land cover, slope, elevation and climate. The resulting HPR identifies areas where Karners are most likely to be found in the state.

High potential range county maps

Last revised: Wednesday September 30 2015