As the Public Lands Lead, Candace manages federal contracts focusing on the conservation and management of at-risk invertebrate species in the West. She also manages Xerces’ firefly conservation program. Originally hired as a monarch conservation specialist, Candace now works with a diverse range of taxa, including butterflies, beetles, aquatic macroinvertebrates, and freshwater and terrestrial mollusks. She has extensive experience with inventory and monitoring of rare, declining, and sensitive invertebrate species; providing technical guidance to land managers; developing and managing community science projects; and conducting outreach. She is a coauthor of Gardening for Butterflies: How You Can Attract and Protect Beautiful, Beneficial Insects.