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Determine
if your project requires regulatory consideration for Karner blue butterflies or their habitat and if you should join the Habitat Conservation Plan Partnership.
Access
resources and information for current HCP Partners.
Learn
about the Wisconsin Karner blue butterfly recovery program.
Volunteer
to help the Karner blue butterfly through surveys or landowner partnerships.
Contact information
For more information, contact:
Becky Roth
Karner Habitat Conservation Plan Coordinator
608-220-6209

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 April 25 2018