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Floristics Projects: Montana


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  1. Beartooth, Absaroka, and Gallatin Ranges (Wyoming/Montana). This represents the thesis project by Emily Elliott. Fieldwork was conducted during the summers of 2007 and 2008. The area encompasses the “Greater Beartooth Area” (Park County, Wyoming; Carbon, Gallatin, Park, Stillwater, and Sweetgrass counties, Montana) for a total of 5,100 mi2 ranging in elevation from 4,500 to 12,799 feet. Collected were 12,520 specimens. Funding is provided by the Custer, Gallatin, and Shoshone National Forests, Dr. Thomas Ford (Aven Nelson Fellowship in Systematic Botany), and the University of Wyoming.
  2. Custer National Forest.
  3. Lewis and Clark National Forest. This represents the thesis project by Richard McNeill. Fieldwork is being conducted during the summers of 2008 and 2009. The area encompasses the Lewis and Clark National Forest that consists of the Eastern Front and the Highwood, Little Belt, Big Snowy, Little Snowy, Castle, and Crazy mountains. The series of “islands” extend from near Glacier National Park south to within 50 miles of Bozeman (Cascade, Chouteau, Fergus, Flathead, Golden Valley, Judith Basin, Lewis and Clark, Meagher, Musselshell, Pondera, Teton, and Wheatland counties, Montana) for a total of 3,140 mi2 ranging in elevation from 3,419 to 9,477 feet. Collected thus far are 4,975 specimens. Funding is provided by the Lewis and Clark National Forest, the Dorn funds, and the University of Wyoming.
  4. Phillips and Valley Counties, Montana. This represents the thesis project by Joseph L. M. Charboneau. Fieldwork was conducted during the summers of 2010 and 2011 on lands managed by the Glasgow and Malta BLM Field Offices, Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge, Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge, the American Prairie Reserve, and the Matador Ranch (The Nature Conservancy). The area encompassed grasslands and shrublands on the glaciated plains of Montana’s Hi-Line, a portion of the Missouri River Breaks, and the Little Rocky Mountains (Phillips and Valley counties) for a total of 8,954 mi2 ranging in elevation from 2,020 to 5,720 feet. Collected were 12,771 specimens documenting 762 unique taxa. An additional 70 “historical” records at MONT, MONTU, and RM/USFS raised the figure to ¬¬832 total unique taxa. Taxa of conservation concern totaled 15 documented at 34 sites. Also vouchered were 108 exotics including 10 noxious weeds. Funding was provided by the Bureau of Land Management, Dr. Thomas Ford (Aven Nelson Fellowship in Systematic Botany), and the University of Wyoming.
  5. Pryor Mountains. This represents a staff project by B. E. Nelson and R. L. Hartman. Fieldwork was conducted during the summer of 2008 and again 2009. The area encompasses the Pryor Mountains north to the Crow Indian Reservation and the adjacent Bighorn Basin to the south and west to the Clarks Fork Yellowstone River (Carbon County) for a total of 535 mi2 ranging in elevation from 3,700 to 8,786 feet. Collected were 2,020 specimens (556 unique taxa thus far). Funding is provided by the Custer National Forests, Bureau of Land Management, and the University of Wyoming.