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Routt National Forest

R. L. Hartman, B. E. Nelson

Inventory dates: 2000, 2001



This represents a staff project by R. L. Hartman and B. E. Nelson. Fieldwork was conducted during the summers of 2000 and 2001. The area encompassed the Medicine Bow and Elkhead mountains, the Never Summer, Park and Rabbit Ears ranges, and North Park (Grand, Jackson, Moffat, and Routt counties) for a total of 2,710 mi2 ranging in elevation from 7,000 to 12,951 feet. Collected were 8,421 specimens documenting 992 unique taxa. An additional 53 “historical” taxa at the RM/USFS raised the total unique taxa to 1,045. The following taxa represent species previously not reported for Colorado: Cryptantha stricta, Carex crawfordii, C. leporinella, Chamerion angustifolium var. angustifolium, Lathrocasis tenerrima, Platanthera dilitata var. dilitata, Phacelia salina, and Viola palustris. Species of conservation concern totaled 36 documented at 77 sites. Also vouchered were 68 exotics including 15 noxious weeds. Funding was provided by the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, Colorado State Parks, and the University of Wyoming.


Results & Data

Project Area:
2710 mi.2
# of Collections:
# of Taxa Collected:
# of Historical Taxa:
53 (additional taxa documented only from historical collections)
# of State Records:
8
# of Sensitive Taxa:
36 (documented from 77 sites)
# of Exotic Taxa:
68
# of Noxious Weeds:
15


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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