Recovery Plan (PDF, 2.4 MB)
3/24/11 Karner Blue Butterfly Recovery Plan Update:
The USFWS has updated the Karner Blue Buttterfly Recovery Plan (2003). The update involves the addition of the Michigan Oak Openning Potential Recovery Unit (PRU) in southeast Michigan. A KBB reintroduction project is underway at Petersburg State Game Area in this PRU.
More information is available here:
The USFWS has issued the first incidental take permit (ITP) for Karner blue butterflies in New York State to National Grid.
See the National Grid HCP News Release
NEW: National Grid HCP incl. appendices B&H (1 MB pdf)
(within main HCP document)
Implementing Agreement (13 MB pdf)
Final Environmental Assessment (pdf)
Finding of No Significant Impact (pdf)
Karner blue butterfly agreement signed!
TNC Safe Harbor Agreement (SHA)
Habitat restoration and management is ongoing at multiple sites in New York. Actions may include tree removal, invasive species removal, mowing, careful herbicide application, prescribed burning, and planting of lupine, nectar plants, and grasses.