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Santa Fe National Forest and Vicinity
(including data from Valles Caldera National Preserve)

Brian P. Reif

Inventory dates: 2002, 2003, 2004


Thesis: Reif, B. P. 2006. A Vascular Plant Inventory of Santa Fe National Forest (Including the Valles Caldera National Preserve) and Vicinity, North-central New Mexico, iv +117 pp.


This represents a thesis project by Brian P. Reif. Fieldwork was conducted during the summers of 2002, 2003, and 2004. The area encompassed the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the Jemez Mountains, Sierra Nacimiento, Caja del Rio Plateau, Glorieta Mesa, and the Santa Fe Mountains (Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, San Miguel, and Santa Fe counties) for a total of 3,196 mi2 ranging in elevation from 5,500 to 13,000 feet. Sixteen taxa new to New Mexico were documented. Collected were 18,680 specimens documenting 1,311 unique taxa. Species of conservation concern totaled 24 taxa and documented at 51 sites. Also vouchered were 141 exotics including 14 noxious weeds. Funding was provided by Santa Fe National Forest, U.S.G.S. Biological Resources Division, Dr. Thomas Ford (Aven Nelson Fellowship in Systematic Botany), and the University of Wyoming. Further information on results from Valles Caldera National Preserve are provided under that project.


Results & Data

Project Area:
3196 mi.2
# of Collections:
# of Taxa Collected:
# of State Records:
16
# of Sensitive Taxa:
24 (documented from 51 sites)
# of Exotic Taxa:
141
# of Noxious Weeds:
14


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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