Riparian vegetation includes black cottonwood (Populus trichocarpa), bulrush (Scirpus spp.), and cattails (Typha spp.). Willows (Salix spp.) are most common in the vicinity of the dam and the falls to the north and south of the Monument.
The Monument is also important to microbiotic plants, usually forming a soil crust or found on aging brush or rocks. USGS-BRD botanists have indicated that the exclusion of grazing makes portions of the Monument significant as a botanical preserve.
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Did You Know?
An in situ specimen of Clemmys owyheensis (pond turtle) was found out in the Monument. The field crew also found a jaw with several teeth from Thomomys gidleyi (pocket gopher) and a jaw from Trigonictis idahoensis (grison from the weasel family).