RWO 67 - Habitat Modeling of Rare Plant Species in the Inter...
August 2016 - June 2021
- US Geological Survey
Utah is the home of approximately 340 endemic plant taxa (Welsh 2008). Many of these are considered species of concern at both State and Federal levels, with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service having responsibility for reviewing the species of concern for possible listing under the Endangered Species Act. Of special interest are identifying, mapping, and modelling known and possible locations of the species on BLM lands. The flora element of the Utah Natural Heritage Program, now housed in the Quinney College of Natural Resources, Utah State University, will survey for plants considered for review by the Fish and Wildlife Service, along with other species where little information is available.