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PCA/NFWF Native Plant Conservation Initiative 2006 Projects

Applegate Forest and Riparian Restoration (OR)
The project will enhance riparian, oak-woodland and mixed-conifer forests in the Applegate watershed. It will incorporate restoration and utilization into a robust monitoring framework.

Applegate River Watershed Council

Bodie Hills Restoration Project (CA)
The project will restore two aspen groves/spring sites in the Bodie Hills. Volunteers from the Wilderness Society and Califonia Native Plant Society will construct projects that benefit wildlife habitat diversity, including installing 1-2 acre exclosures.

Grantee: Bureau of Land Management

Cajun Prairie Seed Rescue for Duralde Prairie (LA)
The project will harvest and plant seeds of more than 50 cajun prairie species on the Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge. Volunteers from the Cajun Prairie Habitat Preservation Society will contribute to the effort.

Grantee: Cajun Prairie Habitat Preservation Society

Coast Salish Camas Conservation (WA)
The project will evaluate and protect the biological diversity of camas in the San Juan Islands. It will identify possible Native American cultivars and propagate genetically diverse stocks for restoration on public lands.

Grantee: Kwiaht: Center for the Historical Ecology of the Salish Sea

Conservation Genetics of Blowout Penstemon (WY)
The project will use genetic markers to determine the relationship of the disjunct and recently discovered populations of the endangered species Penstemon haydenii in Wyoming to populations in Nebraska. The results will be used for status review and management planning.

Grantee: University of Wyoming

Humboldt Bay Dunes Revegetation II (CA)
The project will reintroduce native dunegrass to 10-acres of Bureau of Land Management foredunes to restore the native plant community and sustainable dune function for the benefit of multiple endangered species.

Grantee: Bureau of Land Management

Mattole/King Range Native Grasslands (CA)
The project will restore four native grassland sites in California's King Range and establish two community-run native grass nurseries. It will monitor and plan for landscape-scale native grassland restoration.

Grantee: Mattole Restoration Council

Mauna Kea Dry Forest Restoration (HI)
The project will restore dry forest habitat for rare and endangered species. It will conduct restoration with a strong volunteer component to increase public awareness and support for dry forest ecosystems.

Grantee: State of Hawaii, Division of Forestry and Wildlife

Medicinal Plant Conservation Fact Sheets
The project will research, produce and publish five different online fact sheets focused on the conservation of at-risk medicinal plants and their associated pollinators in North America. The sheets will educate relevant user groups on conservation of medicinal plants.

Grantee: Coevolution Institute

Native Plant Inventory at Bering Glacier, Alaska
The project will determine the distribution of native plant species at the Bering Glacier, a Federal Research Natural Area. This information will directly serve Bureau of Land Management plant conservation priorities for the area.

Grantee: Alaska Botanical Garden

Old-growth Longleaf Pine on Horn Mountain (AL)
The project will describe age and stand structure of an old-growth mountain longleaf pine stand on Horn Mountain. The work will provide benchmark conditions for restoration efforts of montane longleaf pine.

Grantee: Auburn University School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences

Pagosa Skyrocket Conservation (CO)
The project will assess the current status, establish long-term monitoring, and propagate and transplant the rare plant, Ipomopsis polyantha (Pagosa skyrocket). It will partner with La Plata Electric Company to conserve the species.

Grantee: Colorado State University

Parker Unit Coastal Prairie Restoration (TX)
The project will restore 65 acres of Coastal Prairie habitat for rare prairie plants and grassland birds. Restoration will comprise removal of invasive plants and intensive interseeding of native tall-grass species.

Grantee: Friends of Brazoria Refuges

Pollinator Friendly Plantings (CA)
The project will create a template for brochures to provide name, description, growing recommendations for native plants and their pollinators for gardeners, conservationists and land managers. Brochures will be produced for 4-6 ecoregions.

Grantee: Coevolution Institute

Rare Plant Conservation - 2 (WA)
The project will conduct in situ and ex situ conservation of rare plants of Washington State. Using trained citizen volunteers, monitoring of rare plant populations, seed collection, and long-term storage will take place.

Grantee: Washington Rare Plant Care and Conservation

Restoration of Canebrakes in the Southeast (TN)
The project will develop criteria for re-establishing endangered canebrake ecosystems in the southeastern United States. Work will focus on propagating new individuals and re-establishing three canebrakes.

Grantee: University of Memphis

Restoring Habitat for Endangered Butterflies (OR)
The project will study host-plant finding by Oregon silverspot butterfly larvae to determine hostplant density needed for their recovery. Associated violet transplant studies will assure habitat restoration success.

Grantee: Lewis & Clark College

Restoring Native Shrublands for Wildlife - II (ME)
The project will work with partners to restore important shrubland habitat for declining early successional species. A volunteer network will be created to propagate and plant native plants and remove invasive species.

Grantee: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge

Roadsides: Conduits for Natives or Invasives (MD)
The project will replace exotic seeds used by Maryland State Highway Administration with local native seeds. The work will collect native seeds, establish germination protocols and demonstrate the effectiveness of native species on roadside stabilization plots.

Grantee: Chesapeake Natives

Saltcedar Biocontrol Impact on Native Plants (CO)
The project will monitor the populations of Frankenia jamesii and movement of the biocontrol agent used to control invasive saltcedar. The work will include identifying and mapping current levels of herbivore damage by the biocontrol agent.

Grantee: Denver Botanic Gardens, Inc.

Seeds of Success: Endangered Prairie Seeds (IL)
The project will collect and bank seeds from the flora of the endangered Midwest prairie, part of a global effort to preserve biological heritage. A corps of 50 volunteer citizen-scientists will be trained for the collection and banking of 10,000-20,000 seeds.

Grantee: Chicago Botanic Garden,

Shortgrass Steppe Conservation (CO)
The project will evaluate the extent of plant community and ecosystem change on land recovering from dryland wheat production, relative to uncultivated native shortgrass steppe. Local schools will be involved the project.

Grantee: Colorado State University

Teaching Through Native Plants (NY)
The project will establish five native plant gardens in various habitats within Schenectady's Central Park. Work will engage teachers, children, and community members in educational and hands-on activities in the gardens.

Grantee: Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Schenectady County

Teaching Through Plant Bio-Control Agents (MT)
The project will grow bio-control agents, map weed infestations and create weed educational units with K-12 students and teachers. Noxious weeds will be controlled and habitat restored with natural vegetation.

Grantee: Townsend K-12 School District No. 1

Threats to Three Uncommon Penstemon Species (AZ)
The project will survey for uncommon Penstemon nudiflorus, P. ophianthus, and P. pinifolius and assess conservation status, threats, and management needs. Specialists and volunteers will survey known and potential locations.

Grantee: Transition Zone Horticultural Institute, Inc.

Utah Rare Plant Guide (UT)
The project will complete the existing Utah Rare Plant Guide by adding approximately 35 additional botanical illustrations, and photographs for an additional 50 species. They will also create a portable CD-rom version of the whole system for use in the field.

Grantee: Utah Native Plant Society

Vegetation Classification in Snake River Valley (ID)
The project will classify vegetation of the Snake River Valley based on the National Vegetation Classification System. This tool will aid regional management, restoration and rare plant conservation.

Grantee: Teton Regional Land Trust

Willamette River Butterfly Meadow (OR)
The project will restore upland prairie on three acres by using four weed control techniques and promote the expansion of a native nursery for local seed. Youth volunteers will propagate plants and monitor pollinators and plants.

Grantee: Walama Restoration Project

Willamette Valley Native Plant Nursery (OR)
The project will produce genetically local native plant materials for restoration projects. Work will revegetate project sites on Buford Park and beyond with native plants sourced from the park.

Grantee: Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah

Willamette Valley Plant Reintroduction (OR)
The project will propagate and reintroduce 20,400 plugs of 5-8 federal and/or state listed plant species to 80 acres of restored prairie habitat with student volunteer assistance.
Grantee: Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation and Development, Inc.

Yakama Nation Rare Plant Inventory (WA)
The project will conduct the first systematic survey of rare plant species on the Yakama Reservation. Montane meadow and valley riparian habitats will be surveyed in 2007 for 14 species suspected or documented historically.

Grantee: Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation

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