Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Utah
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Utah Project

FS: Uinta-Wasatch Cache Rare Plants

May 2017 - April 2020


Participating Agencies

  • USDA Forest Service

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.