San Diego Management & Monitoring Program


Invertebrate Species
Hermes Copper Implementation Habitat Conservation and Management Plan

January 1, 2016 - April 30, 2017 completed

Project description

This plan identifies and prioritizes management and restoration needs over the next five years (2017-2021) for the Hermes copper across the entire United States range. It is intended that implementation of high priority management actions in this plan will help to achieve the MSP Roadmap goal for Hermes copper to: “protect, enhance, and restore Hermes copper occupied habitat and historically occupied habitat and the landscape connections between them to create resilient, self-sustaining populations that provide for persistence over the long term (>100 years)”.


Project groups

Super Group: Rare Butterfly Management and Conservation Planning

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Project Group: Hermes Copper Butterfly


Project focus

Target species: Hermes copper

Target vegetation: coastal sage scrub


Implementing entities

Data steward: Dan Marschalek

Investigator: Dan Marschalek

Main implementing entity: San Diego State University

Partner: California Department of Fish & Wildlife; San Diego Management and Monitoring Program; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Point of contact: Dan Marschalek

SDMMP lead: Kris Preston

Study lead: Dan Marschalek


Strategic elements

Budget year: FY15-16; Work plan objectives number: 1.3


Files and Documents