Alberta, British Columbia and Yukon support 78% of the resident Canadian butterfly fauna. Our knowledge of butterfly taxonomy and distribution in this area is reviewed. Five specific areas and several taxa are identified as priorities for additional work. Habitat is the real issue. Co-operative land use decisions that stress ecosystem management, supplemented by single species management where warranted, will likely be the most effective strategy to retain butterflies at risk.
Kondla, Norbert G., Guppy, Crispin S.; Shepard, Jon H.. 1999. Butterflies of Conservation Interest in Alberta, British Columbia, and Yukon (in Proc. Conference Biology & Management of Species and Habitats at Risk). Conference Biology & ManagementProceedings. Vol. 1