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Sawatch, West Mosquito, and West Gore Ranges and Castle Peak Area

Emily A. Holt

Inventory dates: 2000, 2001

Thesis: Holt, E. A. 2002. Vascular Flora of the Sawatch, West Mosquito, and West Gore Ranges and Castle Peak Area, Colorado, iv + 97 pp.

This represents the thesis project by Emily A. Holt. Fieldwork was conducted during the summers of 2000 and 2001. The area encompassed the Sawatch, Mosquito, and Gore ranges and the Castle Peak area (Chaffe, Eagle, Lake, and Pitkin counties) for a total of 3,300 mi2 ranging in elevation from 6,200 to 14,433 feet. Collected were 9,122 specimens documenting 948 unique taxa. Species of conservation concern totaled 38 documented at 114 sites. Also vouchered were 69 exotics including 12 noxious weeds. Funding was provided by the San Isabel National Forest, Dr. Thomas Ford (Aven Nelson Fellowship in Systematic Botany), and the University of Wyoming.

Results & Data

Project Area:
3300 mi.2
# of Collections:
# of Taxa Collected:
# of State Records:
# of Sensitive Taxa:
38 (documented from 114 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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