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PCA/NFWF Native Plant Conservation Initiative 1996 Projects


Aerial Survey of Blowout Penstemon (NE)
Conduct aerial surveys to determine the number and distribution of penstemon populations on the Nebraska National Forest and on private lands. Project will design reintroduction programs for the threatened plant species based on data gathered.
Grantee: USDA-Forest Service, Nebraska National Forest

Albany Pine Bush Restoration (NY)
Initiate restoration of a variety of native pine barrens species on disturbed or degraded sites within the 2,300-acre Albany Pine Bush Preserve and develop a local inventory of native plant resources to use for landscaping in the area.
Grantee: Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission

Brian Head Slope Restoration (UT)
Restore 300 acres of native plant habitat within the Brian Head Ski Resort by planting seeds collected from Cedar Breaks National Monument and transplanting patches of grass and forb plugs.
Grantee: USDA-Forest Service, Dixie National Forest

Clustered Lady's Slipper Conservation (ID,MT)
Coordinate surveys of high potential habitat for the clustered lady's slipper, a sensitive plant, over a major portion of its range and across several land ownerships in the Northern Rockies to develop a regional conservation assessment.
Grantee: USDA-Forest Service, Lolo National Forest

Colorado Plateau Rare Plant Conservation (CO)
Conduct a prioritized, biological inventory for use in the development of a conservation plan for private lands in Mesa County.
Grantee: Colorado Natural Heritage Program

Danebo Wetland Restoration (OR)
Restore a Willamette Valley wet prairie ecosystem in the Amazon Creek watershed through the removal of woody vegetation and fill, periodic prescribed burning, and grading and seeding of the site.
Grantee: Bureau of Land Management

Grand Canyon Habitat Restoration (AZ)
Rehabilitate over 40 acres of highly disturbed habitat through the removal of non-native plants and the planting of native species to restore the integrity of the natural plant community.
Grantee: National Park Service, Grand Canyon National Park

Grassy Balds Restoration and Maintenance (NC,TN)
Restore and maintain the unique open character of grassy bald ecosystems in Tennessee and North Carolina. Management actions include hand-mowing, grazing, and herbicide treatments designed to meet the unique management needs for individual grassy balds.
Grantee: USDA-Forest Service, Pisgah National Forest

Logging Impacts to Great Lakes Ojibwa (WI)
Determine the long-term impacts of selection harvesting on the populations of understory plants of northern hardwood forests, many of which are used by the Great Lakes Ojibwa for subsistence, medicine, and ceremony.
Grantee: USDA-Forest Service, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

Native Cranberry Restoration in Tennessee (TN)
Construct and maintain a nursery for the propogation of the native large-fruited cranberry to serve as plant stock for current restoration and preservation efforts and as an educational site.
Grantee: Appalachian-Northeast Tennessee RC&D Council

NEPCoP Habitat Management Project (CT,MA,ME,NH,RI,VT)
Develop a practical approach to habitat management for rare and endangered plant species on public and private lands throughout New England.
Grantee: New England Wild Flower Society

Painted Rock Prescribed Burn (CA)
Conduct a 2,350-acre prescribed burn to evaluate the use of fire in restoring annual rangelands and previously cultivated dry-farm lands for native grasses and endangered wildlife.
Grantee: Bureau of Land Management

Partners in Native Seed (MI)
Support effort to make locally indigenous big and little blue stem grass, Canada wild rye, and poverty oats available for selected restoration projects within the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, including the Hiawatha National Forest.
Grantee: USDA-Forest Service, Hiawatha National Forest

Promoting Native Plants for Landscaping (VA)
Encourage landscape designers, landscape architects, and nursery owners to use native plant species in lieu of alien plants whenever possible. Distribution will be in the form of three geographically-specific brochures and one master brochure.
Grantee: Virginia Native Plant Society

Reintroduction of American Lotus (DC)
Reintroduce a population of the American lotus plants to Kenilworth Marsh in Washington, DC, and create a nursery stock for further restoration projects.
Grantee: National Park Service

Return of the Natives to Fort Ord-I (CA)
Restore rare and degraded native plant habitats on BLM-managed Fort Ord public lands through non-native plant removal, prescribed burning, mowing, grazing, revegetation, and monitoring.
Grantee: Creative Environmental Conservation

Seneca Rocks Native Gardens (WV)
Initiate creation of native gardens for the Seneca Rocks Visitor Center in West Virginia and educate the public on the unique and fragile qualities of this ecosystem. Rehabilitate climbing and hiking trails in the Seneca Rocks Visitor Area.
Grantee: USDA-Forest Service, Monongahela National Forest

Shale Barren Inventory (VA,WV)
Support an in-depth inventory of shale barren flora on the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests to develop and implement a conservation strategy.
Grantee: USDA-Forest Service, George Washington and Jefferson National Forests

Slender-Horned Spineflower Conservation (CA)
Reclaim historical habitat in the Santa Ana Wash area for the federally-listed slender-horned spineflower by removing an illegal road that attracts off-road vehicle traffic, promotes trash dumping, and contributes to habitat destruction.
Grantee: Bureau of Land Management

Special Forest Products Sustainability (OR)
Establish sustainable harvest guidelines to help conserve native populations of commercially-harvested plant species.
Grantee: Rogue Institute for Ecology and Economy

Traditional Plant Restoration-I (MT)
Develop a rehabilitation plan to restore bitterroot and camas populations--plants with important traditional uses--to northwestern tribes, on traditional sites where exotic weeds appear to be replacing these native plants.
Grantee: USDA-Forest Service, Bitterroot National Forest

Western Lily Conservation in Oregon (OR)
Inventory three populations of the endangered western lily on federal, state, and private lands in Oregon as part of a species recovery plan.
Grantee: Bureau of Land Management

Yellow Starthistle Inventory and Mapping (CA)
Map the infestation of existing yellow starthistle in Lassen County, California, on both private and public lands, using GIS technology to aid public agencies and private citizens in controlling this invasive noxious weed.
Grantee: Bureau of Land Management, Susanville District

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