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Carson National Forest and Vicinity

Jill E. Larson

Inventory dates: 2005, 2006


Thesis: Larson, J. E. 2008. A Floristic Inventory of Vascular Plants of the Carson National Forest and Vicinity, North-Central New Mexico, vi + 139 pp.


This represents the thesis project by Jill E. Larson. Fieldwork was conducted during the summers of 2005 and 2006. The area encompassed the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Tusas Mountains, Rio Grande, Taos Plateau/San Luis Valley, Colorado Plateau, Chama Basin, and the Picuris and Taos Pueblo Indian Reservations (Colfax, Mora, Rio Arriba, Taos counties) for a total of about 3,281 mi2 ranging in elevation from 5,700 to 13,161 feet. Seventeen taxa new to New Mexico were vouchered. Collected were 15,291 specimens documenting 1,229 unique taxa. Species of conservation concern totaled 24 taxa and documented at 69 sites. Also vouchered were 120 exotics including 12 noxious weeds. Funding was provided by the Carson National Forest, Bureau of Land Management-Taos District, Dr. Thomas Ford (Aven Nelson Fellowship in Systematics Botany), H. T. Northen Summer Fellowship, the Edwin Payson Scholarship, and the University of Wyoming.


Results & Data

Project Area:
3281 mi.2
# of Collections:
# of Taxa Collected:
# of State Records:
17
# of Sensitive Taxa:
24 (documented from 69 sites)
# of Exotic Taxa:
120
# of Noxious Weeds:
12


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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