Partnering to conserve the monarch butterfly migration
Meet Our Staff
Field Technician, Monarch Butterfly Habitat Monitoring
Aimie is part of a team of milkweed monitoring technicians working with the Bureau of Land Management to characterize monarch butterfly habitat on public land in California. She implements the Integrated Monarch Monitoring Protocol (IMMP) to gather data on blooming plant species, milkweed and monarch presence and abundance, and landscape characteristics in priority areas throughout the state, laying a foundation for long-term conservation efforts. Aimie was born and raised on the Central Coast of California and graduated from Cal Poly SLO with a BS in Biology, concentrating on ecology, evolution, biodiversity, and conservation. Prior to MJV, Aimie worked in her college library as a research assistant, traveled around California studying native plant species and their ecology, conducted research on vertebrate-caused tree damage and its community-level impacts, and worked with the San Diego CNPS to implement the Bradley method in restoring native plant habitat. She is extremely passionate about conserving and educating on the diversity and beauty of the natural world. In her free time, Aimie can be found crocheting by the beach, upside down in a new arm balance, hiking, or nibbling on native plants.