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PCA/NFWF Native Plant Conservation Initiative 1998 Projects


Arizona Rare Plant Guide (AZ)
Produce a field guide of the rare and endangered plants in the state of Arizona for use by field personnel of state, federal, and private resource agencies.
Grantee: USDA-Forest Service

Bearpoppy and Penstemon Protection (NV)
Protect two federal listing candidates by erecting a fence around 80 acres of white-margined penstemon being degraded by grazing and off-road vehicles and closing and rehabilitating two acres of Las Vegas bearpoppy being degraded by unauthorized trails.
Grantee: Bureau of Land Management

Big Horn Canyon Plant Diversity (MT,WY)
Identify and evaluate the globally and regionally significant plant species in the Big Horn Canyon National Recreation Area of Montana and Wyoming. The information gained will update a database for use by all federal agencies.
Grantee: Montana Natural Heritage Program

Carpinteria Salt Marsh Plant Conservation (CA)
Conserve the endangered salt marsh bird's beak, the sensitive salt marsh daisy, and other native plant species on 245 acres in Carpinteria Salt Marsh by eradicating invasive weeds, propagating rare plants, and planting new wetland habitat.
Grantee: Land Trust for Santa Barbara County

Fender's Blue Habitat Restoration (OR)
Conduct large-scale experiments to assess methods for returning weedy, abandoned fields in the Willamette Valley to short-grass prairie, habitat for the Fender's blue butterfly, a candidate species.
Grantee: Bureau of Land Management

Glenwood Springs Sensitive Species (CO)
Compile all information available on sensitive plants and animals within the Glenwood Springs Resource Area, an area experiencing intense development. Results will be used in land use planning, impact assessments, and mitigation efforts.
Grantee: Bureau of Land Management

Mark Twain Native Plant Restoration (MO)
Restore 3,326 acres of globally-threatened glade, oak woodland/savanna, and native grass communities in the Missouri Ozark region through the re-introduction of fire. Restoration will benefit species diversity and improve watershed conditions.
Grantee: USDA-Forest Service, Mark Twain National Forest

Neches River Rose-Mallow Recovery (TX)
Evaluate genetics of wild and captive populations of the Neches River rose-mallow, determine species' habitat requirements, identify future reintroduction sites, propagate plants suitable for reintroduction, and establish an interpretive program.
Grantee: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Return of the Natives to Fort Ord-III (CA)
Involve the general public, teachers, and students (K-college) in the third year of restoring degraded native plant habitats on BLM managed Fort Ord Public Lands in California.
Grantee: Creative Environmental Conservation

Southern Appalachian Germplasm Reserve (NC)
Establish a demonstration farm and botanical garden for the reserve of germplasm of plant species native to the southern Appalachians whose populations are threatened due to overcollection for use in botanical medicines and the food industry.
Grantee: USDA-Forest Service, Nantahala National Forest

Volunteer Rare Plant Management (CT,MA,ME,NH,RI,VT)
Train 25 new volunteers in habitat management through participation in six hands-on field sessions that directly benefit rare plant populations.
Grantee: New England Wild Flower Society

Whitebark Pine Forest Restoration (ID)
Work with the Nez Perce Tribe to restore the distribution and health of whitebark pine forest communities that are disappearing due to white pine blister rust and past fire suppression. Disease-resistant seedlings will be planted in man-made clearings.
Grantee: USDA-Forest Service, Clearwater National Forest

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