Alta Live: Protecting the Butterflies and the Bees

Bumblebees, butterflies, and other invertebrates need our help—and Alta Journal trailblazer Sarina Jepsen details how we can all pitch in.

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Bumblebees, butterflies, and other invertebrates need our help—and Alta Journal trailblazer Sarina Jepsen has dedicated her career to protecting these pollinators. She joins Alta Journal contributor Jessica Klein for a conversation about bee and butterfly conservation, her work with the Xerces Society, and how we can all make small changes with big impacts.

About the guests:

Sarina Jepsen is the director of the endangered species program at the Xerces Society, a science-based nonprofit dedicated to the conservation of invertebrates. She has authored multiple publications on the conservation of endangered species and has developed management guidance for federal agencies. She holds a master’s in entomology from UC Davis.

Jessica Klein is a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in the Atlantic, the New York Times, and the Guardian. She is a contributing reporter at the Fuller Project, a nonprofit newsroom dedicated to reporting on issues that affect women. She wrote about Sarina Jepsen as part of Alta Journal’s Trailblazers series for the Summer 2021 issue.•

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