Development of Captive Rearing and Translocation Methods for Taylor’s Checkerspot in South Puget Sound, Washington: 2006-07 Annual Report

Taylor’s checkerspot, a federal candidate and state-endangered species, is known from only two areas in south Puget Sound. The primary goal of this project is to reduce the probability of extinction of Euphydryas editha taylori in south Puget Sound. To reduce the likelihood of near-term extinction we are developing captive rearing and translocation techniques, and using experimental releases to learn about potential limiting factors.