Xerces Society

Join our team of conservation professionals at the Xerces Society, who are passionate about protecting some of the world’s most important animals.

We are an international nonprofit organization established in 1971, based in Portland, Oregon, with staff located in 16 different states. We work at the forefront of invertebrate protection worldwide, harnessing the knowledge of scientists and the enthusiasm of citizens to implement conservation programs.

We take action by protecting endangered species and their habitat, training thousands of farmers and land managers to better protect and manage habitat, producing ground-breaking publications on insect conservation, and raising public awareness about the invertebrates of forests, prairies, deserts, creeks, wetlands, and oceans.

Our methods focus on scientific analysis, applied research, advocacy, and education to defend invertebrates such as bees, butterflies, mollusks, and dragonflies.