PCA/NFWF Native Plant Conservation Initiative 2005 Projects
Adding Images to U.S. Plant Data (VA)
Post over a thousand rare plant images on the NatureServe Explorer web site. The project will streamline and make image processing more cost-efficient and allow the showing of more web site images in the future.
Grantee: NatureServe, www.natureserve.org
Alaskan Steppe Habitat Survey (AK)
Identify steppe-bluff habitats in Alaska, remotely analyze and describe these habitats, and conduct surveys for rare plants and invertebrates in this critical habitat.
Grantee: University of Alaska, aknhp.uaa.alaska.edu
Cactus and Yucca Conservation (NM)
Salvage cacti and yuccas that will be lost due to reconstruction of US Highway 62-180 through the Chihuahuan Desert of New Mexico. Replant numerous specimens back into the project area as restoration.
Grantee: Native Plant Society of New Mexico, npsnm.unm.edu
Conservation of the Kelso Creek Monkeyflower (CA)
Map and document population attributes of Mimulus shevockii, the Kelso Creek Monkeyflower. Establish seed collection of the species for future restoration efforts.
Grantee: Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, www.rsabg.org
Endangered Prairie Restoration (OR) - II
Reintroduce populations of endangered plants to endemic prairies of western Oregon. Project will involve local schools, restore vital habitat, and raise local awareness of native plant conservation needs.
Grantee: Institute for Applied Ecology, www.appliedeco.org
Erie National Wildlige Refuge Rare Plants (PA)
Document and provide management recommendations for 11 rare plant species at Erie National Wildlife Refuge. New populations will be sought and populations will be documented using heritage methodology.
Grantee: Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, www.wpconline.org
Ex situ and In Situ Rare Plant Conservation (WA)
Use in situ and ex situ conservation methods and citizen volunteers to protect the rare flora of Washington State through the Rare Plant Monitoring and Seed Collection project.
Grantee: University of Washington, Washington Rare Plant Care and Conservation
Habitats of At Risk Native Plants (VA)
Assess habitat affinities of all at-risk United State plant species to facilitate research, analysis, and conservation planning.
Grantee: NatureServe, www.natureserve.org
Hybridization and Recovery of Purshia (AZ) - II
Assess threats of road fragmentation and hybridization on the federally endangered Arizona cliffrose through continued monitoring of reintroduced and natural populations.
Grantee: The Desert Botanic Garden, Inc., www.dbg.org
Imperiled Species Monitoring on Federal Lands (MA)
Survey 60 sites for imperiled plant populations on federal lands in New England. The project will collect information on the condition and potential threats, and provide the information to the appropriate land management agency.
Grantee: New England Wild Flower Society, Inc., www.newfs.org
Intermountain Flora (NY)
Produce Intermountain Flora Volume 2A, a leading reference for rare plant preservation and wilderness protection in the Intermountain region of the American West. This is the final book in an eight book series and will be used by land-use managers.
Grantee: The New York Botanical Garden, www.nybg.org
Klickitat Oak Woodland Understory Restoration (WA)
Restore 10 acres of Oregon White Oak understory on Dillacort Creek, a tributary to the Klickitat River in Klickitat County, Washington to benefit degraded native grass and forb species.
Grantee: Columbia Land Trust, www.columbialandtrust.org
Lower Clear Creek Native Plant Restoration (CA)
Restore riparian areas in the Lower Clear Creek floodway restoration project invaded by exotic pest plants. Students will replant the area with native species that benefit birds and other wildlife.
Grantee: Western Shasta Resource Conservation District, www.westernshastarcd.org
Marker development for threatened Eriogonum & Penstemon spp.
Develop microsatellite markers for 18 threatened and/or endangered Penstemon and Eriogonum species. The project will provide an important tool for more effective conservation and management of genetic diversity.
Grantee: Chicago Botanic Garden, www.chicagobotanic.org
Mecca Woodyaster Protection and Propagation (CA)
Monitor and protect populations of Mecca woodyaster, Xylorhiza cognata, a perennial aster threatened by off-road vehicle use in the Mecca Hills and Indio Hills, and restore degraded habitat.
Grantee: Bureau of Land Management, www.blm.gov
Native Plant Seed Bank and Distribution (CA)
Collect data for a native seed bank and distribution program that will promote the protection and ecological restoration of native flora ecotypes within the San Gabriel watershed.
Grantee: Los Angeles and San Gabriel Rivers Watershed Council
Native Pollinator Conservation in Agriculture
Expand habitat for native pollinators (bees) in farm landscapes of California and Oregon. Project will train farmers and extension staff, produce information materials, and consult with land managers on restoration projects.
Grantee: Xerces Society, Inc., www.xerces.org
Native Pollinator Habitat Restoration (CA)
Work with agricultural landowners in Yolo-Solano Counties to develop and implement habitat restoration projects benefiting native bee species in the Putah-Cache Bioregion.
Grantee: Audubon California
Online Bee Pollinator Identification Guides
Create a free, easy to use, and accessible set of accurate and taxonomically correct identification guides to the 800 species of native and introduced bees of the Eastern United States and Canada.
Grantee: Polistes Foundation, Inc., www.pwrc.usgs.gov
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Restoration (OH)
Work with volunteers to restore 40 acres of native habitat on Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge. The project will improve the habitat for insects and migratory birds.
Grantee: Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Association, www.onwra.com
Pigeon Butte Prairie Habitat Enhancement (OR)
Enhance rare Willamette Valley upland prairies at Finley National Wildlife Reguge for the benefit of native forbs including the threatened Kincaid's lupine and nectar species for the endangered Fender's blue butterfly.
Grantee: US Fish & Wildlife Service - Willamette Valley NWRC
Plant Workshops in the Sierra Nevada (CA)- II
Provide scientific basis for conservation plans of the Sierra Nevada Foothills by describing vegetation and rare habitats. Volunteers will be trained to collect vegetation data to support the effort.
Grantee: California Native Plant Society, www.cnps.org
Pollinator Biology Training Course (AZ) - II
Support a 9-day intensive workshop on bee taxonomy and biology at the Southwestern Research Station, Portal, Arizona, for 22 biologists.
Grantee: American Museum of Natural History, www.amnh.org
Pollinator Conservation Digital Library
Create a digital reference source of scientific literature and research about status trends, distribution, abundance of pollinator populations and its effects on native plants.
Grantee: Coevolution Institute, www.coevolution.org and www.nappc.org
Pollinator Conservation in the Great Basin (UT)
Document how the conversion of functional native shrublands to non-functional annual grasslands and subsequent crested wheatgrass monocultures impacts pollinator composition in the Great Basin.
Grantee: Brigham Young University, bioag.byu.edu/home/
Prairie Restoration in Oregon and Washington
Expand prairie and oak savanna restoration efforts to benefit imperiled species in western Oregon and Washington by advancing three community-based plant material production efforts.
Grantee: The Nature Conservancy, www.nature.org
Provost Coulee Nativie Prairie Restoration (MT)
Restore 80 acres of native prairie in Montana by promoting succession of native species into an old crested wheatgrass field.
Grantee: Bureau of Land Management, www.mt.blm.gov/mafo
Recovery of Echinacea laevigata in Durham Co. (NC)
Establish and recover viable, self-sustaining populations of the federally endangered Echinacea laevigata. The project will also create habitat for its pollinators in Durham County, North Carolina.
Grantee: The Botanical Garden Foundation, Inc., www.ncbg.unc.edu
Red Spruce and Balsam Fir Restoration (WV)
Restore approximately 30 acres of conifer dominated wetland and riparian habitat Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge. The project will secure a future supply of spruce and fir seedlings for conservation purposes.
Grantee: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, www.fws.gov/canaanvalley/
Reintroduce the Mountain Sweet Pitcher Plant (VA)
Reintroduce mountain sweet pitcher plant to two sites in North Carolina. The project meets educational and restoration objectives with a 20% increase in number of sites for this endangered species.
Grantee: Meadowview Biological Research Station, www.pitcherplant.org
Restoration to Enhance Five Rare and Endangered Plants
Increase populations of five federally listed plants on the Blue Ridge Parkway through implementation of five restoration actions in the area.
Grantee: Archbold Biological Station, www.archbold-station.org
Restoration of Las Vegas Bearpoppy Habitat (NV)
Restore three acres of disturbed Las Vegas bearpoppy habitat through clean-up of construction spoil, importing and grading gypsum soil and revegetating with appropriate species.
Grantee: Las Vegas Valley Water District, www.springspreserve.org and www.lvvwd.com
Restoration of Rare Plant Populations in the Pine Barrens (NJ)
Restore rare plant meadows in the Pine Barrens by re-establishing fire and physical disturbance and native herbaceous dominance. Project will work to increase the populations of more than 25 rare species.
Grantee: New Jersey Conservation Foundation, www.njconservation.org
Restoration of Native Plants at Cronan Ranch (CA)
Assess, monitor, and restore elements of the 1,414 Cronan Ranch containing oak savannah, native grass, emergent wetland, and riparian habitats. Youth will participate in and monitor restoration projects.
Grantee: American River Conservancy, www.arconservancy.org
Restoring Native Shrublands for Wildlife (ME)
Restore native shrubland for New England Cottontail, migratory birds and insect pollinators. Project will provide technical support, supplies and logistics to landowners who will manage shrublands.
Grantee: Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, www.fws.gov
Sacramento Prickly Poppy Conservation (NM)
Study the pollination and pathogen ecology, germination biology, seed banking, restoration and protection of the endangered plant, Argemone pleiacantha ssp. pinnatisecta of southern New Mexico.
Grantee: T and E Inc., www.tandeinc.com
Scuppernong River Habitat Area (WI)
Restore over 3,500 acres of the Scuppernong River Habitat Area within the Kettle Moraine State Forest-Southern Unit (Southeastern Wisconsin). The project will use chemical and mechanical means to restore wet prairie habitat.
Grantee: Kettle Moraine Natural History Association
South Willamette (OR) Native Plant Nursery - II
Expand propagation of genetically local native plants for restoration projects in South Willamette Valley. Test two weed control/native revegetation methods in riparian and oak savanna habitats.
Grantee: Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah, www.bufordpark.org
Timpanogos Plant and Pollinator Restoration (UT)
Restore native plant and pollinator ecosystems by propagating native plants and constructing native bee nests. The project will teach children and adults the importance of native plants and pollinators.
Grantee: National Park Service - Timpanogos Cave National Monument, www.nps.gov/tica
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