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FS: Uinta-Wasatch Cache Rare Plants


May 2017 - April 2020


The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest has 35 species on its list of Threatened and Endangered, sensitive, and watch lists. Many of the locations of these species are from herbarium records and have not been revisited, and have only a written description of the location where the plants were observed. The collectors did not leave records of the areas searched without success for these species in most cases. To create effective species distribution models, accurate locations are needed. True absence locations for places visited is also needed to increase accuracy of models, and help plan new searches in places not yet surveyed.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 2

Phd Students: 4

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 11

Scientific Publications: 34

Presentations: 107



Funding Agencies

  • USDA Forest Service


Utah Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  2. U.S. Geological Survey
  3. Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
  4. Utah State University/College of Natural Resources
  5. Wildlife Management Institute