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if you should join the Habitat Conservation Plan Partnership.
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about the Wisconsin Karner blue butterfly recovery program.
to help the Karner blue butterfly through surveys or landowner partnerships.
Karner blue butterfly

Karner blue butterfly (photo by Steve Apps)

Contact information
For more information, contact:
Becky Roth
Karner Habitat Conservation Plan Coordinator

Training, surveys, and resources for current partners

Looking for butterflies


Please use our online survey to request training materials for the lupine and Karner blue surveys. It may take a few days to receive training materials. Training is required for anyone conducting Lupine and Karner Presence/Absence surveys, all new partners and is valid for 5 years. Please direct any questions to the Karner HCP coordinator.

Surveys forms and reporting

Reporting of Incidental Take Permit Use [exit DNR]
Lupine Presence/Absence (Formerly Level 1) [PDF]
Karner Presence/Absence (Formerly Level 2 [PDF]
Common nectar plants [PDF]

Annual Report for partners

The Karner HCP Annual Reporting form is now available for HCP Partners. The annual report is due before March 1, 2020 for 2019 activities. Partner Agreements require that those that receive coverage under the Federal Incidental Take Permit for KBB submit a report detailing the activities (e.g. management, ground disturbance work, timber sales, prescribed burns, mowing, surveys, land transfers, outreach/education) that they engaged in for the year.

Emergence predictions

The survey period for lupine and Karners is done for the season. Please check back next spring for 2020 predictions.

HCP protocols and guidelines for current Partners

The Karner Blue Butterfly Habitat Conservation Plan User's Guide is the single source of implementation guidelines and protocols for conserving habitat for the Karner blue butterfly, a federally-listed endangered species that is found in Wisconsin. The user's guide contains the management guidelines and protocols as well as the monitoring protocols used by plan partners when conducting activities in the high potential range of Karner blue in Wisconsin [PDF].

Download the complete HCP User's Guide [PDF].


Management protocols

HCP User's guide flowchart
Habitat Conservation Plan documents
Last revised: Tuesday November 26 2019