Alta Live: Protecting the Butterflies and the Bees
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.