Results and AccomplishmentsThanks to the dedication of many, the butterfly’s population has doubled since its original discovery in 1994. The Soil Ecology Restoration Group, San Diego State University, California provides restoration and habitat management expertise for the project. Key accomplishments include:
• Established a butterfl y captive breeding program with guidance from the Urban Wildlands Group.
• Initiated population monitoring and a periodic census.
• Implementing a plan to restore ten acres of native plant communities; The Palos Verdes Land Conservancy maintains the
butterfly habitat and is managing a plant nursery.
The project’s ultimate goal is to replicate the DFSP habitat in other areas and to successfully introduce the butterfly to new sites.