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BLM STATE PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

BLM STATE OFFICE PLANT PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Alaska

Alaska Rare Plant Field Guide: The BLM supported development of this 1997 field guide for Alaska Rare Plants.

Arizona

Arizona Rare Plant Field Guide: BLM botanist John Anderson was an important collaborator on this 2001 field guide. 

California

BLM Arcata Office Botanist, Jennifer Wheeler, received the Karl Urban Celebrating Wildflowers Award, a national honor recognizing her exemplary work conserving native plants

Aspen Delineation Project

Wildflowers

BLM California Special Status Plant Program

The BLM El Centro Field Office monitors and supports the Algodones Dunes Monitoring Studies

The BLM Mother Lode Field Office manages the Red Hills ACEC and the Pine Hill Preserve. Both areas are important rare plant conservation areas. 

Colorado

BLM Colorado State Office Botany Program

Colorado Rare Plant Field Guide  - Former BLM Colorado botanist Carol Spurrier was an important collaborator on developing this field guide.

The BLM Grand Junction Field Office Botanical Survey of the Gateway Area, Mesa County Colorado

Eastern States

The BLM's Jackson, Mississippi, Field Office manages the Juniper Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area which provides habitat for nine rare plant species.

Idaho

The Great Basin Restoration Initiative  - The goal of this initiative is to stabilize and reverse ecological damage caused by invasive cheatgrass and increased fire frequency.

FireWise brochures- Use Fire Resistant Plants to Protect Your Home During Fire Season and FireWise Landscaping with Vines and Ground Covers

The Jarbidge Field Office developed the Celebrate Widlflowers of Southwest Idaho Coloring Book and supported the Guide to the Sensitive Plants of the Jarbidge Resource Area.

The Bruneau Field Office manages the Mudflat Oolite Area of Critical Environmental Concern.

Montana

BLM Montana State Office Botany Program

BLM Montana supported the Botanical and Vegetation Survey of Carter County  

The BLM Billings Field Office manages the Meeteetse Spires ACEC which protects two rare plant species, the Shoshone carrot (Shoshonea pulvinata) and the sword townsendia (Townsendia spathulata).

Nevada

The BLM Las Vegas Field Office Native Plant Materials Production Program, in partnership with the Tucson Plant Materials Center, has developed two regional native grass varieties, the Las Vegas Sacaton and Moapa Scratchgrass for commercial production to provide seed and grass hay for BLM restoration and fire rehabilitation projects.

The BLM Las Vegas Field Office partners with the USGS to monitor seeding effectiveness in burned desert tortoise critical habitat.


New Mexico/Texas/Kansas

BLM New Mexico is part of the state-wide, interagency Restore New Mexico Program.

BLM Las Cruces District manages the Dripping Springs Natural Area to protect four endemic plant communities.


Oregon/Washington

The BLM Oregon/Washington State Office Botany Program is part of the Interagency Special Status Sensitive Species Program (ISSSP) an interagency effort to conserve special status plant species.

Utah

BLM Utah State Office Botany Program

BLM Utah provided primary funding for the Utah Rare Plant Guide.

BLM Utah is leading the Colorado Plateau Native Plant Initiative. The Goal of this initiative is to improve the availability of native plant materials and to provide the knowledge and technology required for their use in restoring diverse native plant communities across the Colorado Plateau.

Wyoming

BLM  Wyoming State Office Plant Conservation Program

BLM Wyoming provided primary funding for the Wyoming Rare Plant Field Guide

BLM Wyoming participates in the multi-partner Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative, which addresses threats to sagebrush, mountain shrub, aspen, riparian and aquatic communities in southwestern Wyoming on a landscape scale.