R. L. Hartman, B. E. Nelson, Erwin F. Evert
Inventory dates: 1985, 1988, 1989
This represents a staff project by R. L. Hartman and B. E. Nelson, and independently by RM Associate Erwin F. Evert from Park Ridge, Illinois who has a summer cabin on Kitty Creek near the entrance to Yellowstone National Park. Fieldwork was conducted during the summers of 1985, 1988, and 1989; 1978 through 2007 for Evert. The area encompassed the Northern Absarokas and the North Fork of the Shoshone River drainage (Park County) for a total of 1,578 mi2 ranging in elevation from 5,000 to 12,285 feet. Collected were over 45,000 specimens, more than 35,000 of these by Evert. Numerous state records were discovered. Evert described one genus (Shoshonea) and four species (Antennaria aromatica, Lomatium attenuatum, Penstemon absarokensis, and Shoshonea pulvinata) new to science. Also vouchered were numerous exotics and noxious weeds. Funding was provided by the Shoshone National Forest and the University of Wyoming; Evert funded his own research.
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.