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Gunnison Basin, Southern, and the Southeastern Uncompahgre Basin

Melanie Arnett

Inventory dates: 1998, 1999

Thesis: Arnett, M. 2002. A Floristic Inventory of the Southern Gunnison Basin and the Southeastern Uncompahgre Basin, Colorado, v + 69 pp.

This represents a thesis project by Melanie Arnett. Fieldwork was conducted during the summers of 1998 and 1999. The area encompassed the Gunnison Basin, Uncompahgre Basin, San Juan, La Garita mountains, and Cochetopa Hills (Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, Ouray, and Saguache counties) for a total of 2,400 mi2 ranging in elevation from 6,000 to 14,309 feet. Collected were 8,584 specimens documenting 958 unique taxa. Species of conservation concern totaled 37 documented at 183 sites. Also vouchered were 76 exotics including 12 noxious weeds. Funding was provided by the Gunnison National Forest, Bureau of Land Management, Colorado Native Plant Society, Colorado Natural Areas Program, and the University of Wyoming.

Results & Data

Project Area:
2400 mi.2
# of Collections:
# of Taxa Collected:
# of State Records:
# of Sensitive Taxa:
37 (documented from 183 sites)
# of Exotic Taxa:
# of Noxious Weeds:

Project Map:

Map shows the approximate project boundary. Collection sites are displayed as red dots. Click on a dot to view site information and a list of specimens from that site.

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