Payette National Forest and Vicinity
Joy C. Handley
Inventory dates: 1999, 2000
Thesis: Handley, J. C. 2005. A Floristic Inventory of the Payette National Forest and Vicinity, vi + 75 pp.
This represents the thesis project by Joy C. Handley. Fieldwork was conducted during the summers of 1999 and 2000. The area encompassed the Hitt, Cuddy, and West mountains, parts of the Seven Devils and Salmon River mountains including portions of Frank Church-River of Return and Hells Canyon Wilderness (including parts of Adams, Idaho, Valley, and Washington counties) for a total of 5,100 mi2 ranging in elevation from 1,400 to 9,545 feet. Collected were 12,062 specimens documenting 1,186 taxa. An addition of 113 “historical” taxa at the RM/USFS raised the total to 1,299 unique taxa. Species of conservation concern totaled 20 documented at 44 sites. Also vouchered were 139 exotics including 15 noxious weeds. Funding was provided by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Bureau of Land Management, C. P. and Evelyn S. Plummer Trust, Dr. Thomas Ford (Aven Nelson Fellowship in Systematic Botany), Payette National Forest, and the University of Wyoming.
Results & Data
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.