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PCA/NFWF Native Plant Conservation Initiative 1997 Projects

Albany Pine Bush Restoration-II (NY)
Inventory native plant resources for restoration of the Albany Pine Bush habitat; complete the first phase of the public education/outreach program; and plant a demonstration site important to a population of Karner blue butterflies.
Grantee: Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission

Antioch Dunes Native Plant Restoration (CA)
Utilize an integrated exotic vegetation management program to restore habitat for endangered and other native plant species. Techniques used to reduce exotic vegetation will include hand-weeding, herbicide treatment, and prescribed burning.
Grantee: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Bringing Science to the Ground (AZ)
Develop the reference manual "Restoration Planning Handbook" and distribute it through land management agencies to reach on-the-ground practitioners.
Grantee: Society for Ecological Restoration

Bryophytes of the Salmon River (ID)
Survey the Salmon River canyon for common and rare bryophytes, sensitive vascular plants, and noxious weeds. Data will be used to develop an illustrated field guide with management implications for federal and state agencies.
Grantee: USDA-Forest Service, Payette National Forest

Cades Cove Restoration (TN)
Restore and manage a 600-acre grassland that was formerly administered under an agricultural lease.
Grantee: National Park Service, Great Smoky Mountains

Celebrating Wildflowers-II (WA)
Develop, print, and distribute an educator's guide to the appreciation and conservation of native plants of Washington and a guidebook for developing regional native plant education programs across the nation.
Grantee: USDA-Forest Service, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

Distribution of Lee's Pincushion Cactus (NM)
Develop GIS model of potential habitat of Lee's pincushion cactus, identify distinguishing morphological characteristics, develop long-term inventory and monitoring plan, and report findings in scientific journal.
Grantee: National Park Service

Grand Canyon Habitat Restoration-II (AZ)
Continue a native plant restoration program that involves park visitors in the manual removal of non-native plant species and subsequent revegetation with native species, while educating them about the importance of native plants.
Grantee: National Park Service, Grand Canyon National Park

Guide to Native Plant Establishment (CO)
Produce a guide to encourage and facilitate use of native plants in reclamation, restoration, revegetation, and landscape projects. The guide will serve as a resource for choosing species and provide reliable techniques to ensure plant establishment.
Grantee: Colorado Natural Areas Program

Hanford Reach Plant Conservation (WA)
Perform demographic studies on two rare plant species, Umtanum desert buckwheat and White Bluffs bladderpod, so that formal protective action can be initiated at the Hanford Site in Washington.
Grantee: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

High Elevation Habitat Restoration (TN)
Restore the habitat and enhance the population of the plant spreading avens, at Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee. Restoration will include the planting of nursery seedlings, visitor education, and limiting public access.
Grantee: National Park Service, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Honouliuli Community Stewardship (HI)
Utilize volunteers for a habitat restoration effort in a high-elevation buffer area in Hawaii that protects over 60 types of rare plants, animals, and natural communities. Project includes restoration and education components.
Grantee: The Nature Conservancy, Hawaii

Isla Vista Vernal Pool Conservation (CA)
Restore and create vernal pool wetlands at two urban nature preserves to expand habitat for regionally rare plants, including previously undescribed taxa.
Grantee: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Lomatium Conservation (ID,OR)
Improve habitat for Lomatium greenmanii on the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest and increase public awareness of this sensitive species through signs, brochures, on-going seed collection, and monitoring.
Grantee: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Manual of Vascular Plants for Glacier NP (MT)
Create an illustrated manual of the vascular plants of Glacier National Park, which will include morphological and ecological descriptions for each plant species within the park.
Grantee: National Park Service

Mountain Bog and Historic Species (GA)
Restore one of two remaining Georgia mountain pitcherplant bog habitats, create a safeguarding site for endangered bog species, and coordinate the search for historically recorded but now "lost" plant species in the northern Georgia mountains.
Grantee: University of Georgia

Native Plant and Weed Readers (CO)
Develop and distribute two issues of the "Colorado Reader: Native Plant and Weed Readers," which explain the importance of native plants and the problems non-native species cause to healthy ecosystems, to teachers and students in 4th through 7th grade.
Grantee: Colorado Foundation for Agriculture

Native Plant Brochures for Maine (ME)
Develop two free educational brochures, "Gardening to Conserve Maine's Native Landscape" and "Purple Loosestrife: What You Should Know," to increase the use of native plants and decrease the use of non-native, invasive plants in landscaping.
Grantee: National Park Service

Native Plant/Revegetation Workshop (CO)
Host a workshop that examines revegetation decision-making and hands-on applications from an ecological/native plant perspective.
Grantee: USDA-Forest Service

Native Seed Collection Zones (CA,NV)
Determine the degree of genetic variability within several native plant species across their local range and then establish native seed collection zones based on environmental site characteristics, to be used for later restoration projects in the area.
Grantee: Eastern Sierra Institute for Collaborative Education

Plant Invaders of Mid-Atlantic Natural Areas (DC,DE,MD,NJ,PA,VA,WV)
Produce educational materials for the general public in paper and electronic formats on the threat of 30 invasive exotic plants to the native flora and fauna in the Mid-Atlantic.
Grantee: National Park Service, National Capital Region

Rare Colorado Endemic Penstemon Study (CO)
Study reproductive biology and edaphic endemism of Penstemon debilis, a small herbaceous perennial known to exist in only four small populations in a 112-square mile area. Study will allow better management of existing populations.
Grantee: Bureau of Land Management

Rare Plants of the Catahoula Barrens (TX)
Develop background biological information and management assessments on the endangered Navasota ladies'-tresses within the Catahoula Barrens ecosystem of Angelina National Forest in Texas.
Grantee: USDA-Forest Service

Restoration of the San Marcos Headwaters (TX)
Transform a former theme park into a multipurpose environmental education and research center by restoring habitat for native plants, animals, and waterfowl.
Grantee: Southwest Texas State University

Return of the Natives to Fort Ord-II (CA)
Work with the Bureau of Land Management to involve the general public, teachers, and students (kindergarten through college) in the restoration of 500 acres of degraded native plant habitat.
Grantee: Creative Environmental Conservation

Sensitive Plant Field Guide (NM)
Develop a field guide of the endangered, threatened, and sensitive plant species of the Lincoln National Forest and the Bureau of Land Management's Roswell District in New Mexico.
Grantee: USDA-Forest Service, Lincoln National Forest

Serpentine Wetlands Conservation (CA,OR)
Protect the habitat and critical populations of five rare plant species by utilizing a rangewide plant community approach spanning two BLM districts and two national forests in California and Oregon.
Grantee: Bureau of Land Management

Survey of Keiffer/Packton Prairies (LA)
Identify previously unknown prairie openings in Kisatchie National Forest in Louisiana using land survey records, explorers' reports, and aerial photographs, and survey for sensitive plant species in these openings in order to develop a management plan.
Grantee: USDA-Forest Service, Kisatchie National Forest

Survey of Yellowstone Sand Verbena (ID,MT,WY)
Survey and establish permanent monitoring transects for the rare Yellowstone sand verbena, an endemic plant found along lakeshores and in sandy areas of Yellowstone National Park. Also, develop interpretive brochures and a conservation plan.
Grantee: National Park Service, Yellowstone National Park

Weeds on the Web (VA)
Create an Internet-based Invasive Plant Information Network that focuses on non-native species that outcompete native plants and threaten native plant and animal communities across the United States.
Grantee: The Nature Conservancy

Wildflowers of Dinosaur National Monument (UT)
Create a wildflower coloring book featuring the rare plants found in and around Dinosaur National Monument. Coloring book will be used to educate children about native plants.
Grantee: National Park Service

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