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White Mountain Arctic (Oeneis melissa semidea) nectaring on Mountain Sandwort (Arenaria Groenlandica) / © K.P. McFarland

White Mountain Arctic (Oeneis melissa semidea) nectaring on Mountain Sandwort (Arenaria Groenlandica) / © K.P. McFarland

Through examination of historic records, field surveys, and monitoring, VCE is helping policy makers and land managers make sound conservation decisions concerning these rare alpine species. Thanks in part to our work, these unique  butterflies are now formally recognized as “sensitive species” by the White Mountain National Forest. And, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department listed the White Mountain Arctic as threatened and the White Mountain Fritillary as endangered in 2008.

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