Report objectives

The reports on these pages are based on field studies in arid lands of southwestern and northwestern U.S. The objectives of the studies were to locate and map rare plants, describe vegetation communities, and ecological conditions, and document the presence of any invasive species.

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Publications on Arid Lands

Sonoran Desert National Monument

Natural Communities of the Sonoran Desert National Monument and Sand Tank Mountains, Phase 1, Maps and Descriptions, 2002.

Natural Communities of the Sonoran Desert National Monument and Sand Tank Mountains, Phase 2 Condition Assessment, 2003.

Appendices to the Sonoran Desert National Monument Phase 2 study, 2003.

Natural Communities and Ecological Condition of the Sonoran Desert National Monument and adjacent areas (full document with appendices, about 9 MB), 2003.

Native Grass Abundance in the Sonoran Desert National Monument, Phase 3, 2004.

Characteristics of Xeroriparian Grasses of the Sonoran Desert National Monument, Phase 4, 2006.

Distribution and Abundance of Native Grasses in the Mountains of the Sonoran Desert National Monument and Adjoining Portions of the Barry M. Goldwater Range, Phase 4, 2006.

Alien Crayfish in Arizona

Mapping Of Crayfish Distribution in the White Mountains, Arizona, 2003.

Vegetation studies on State Parks in arid lands of Eastern Washington

Alta Lake State Park

Bridgeport State Park

Conconully State Park

Columbia Plateau Trail

Daroga State Park

Doug's Beach State Park

Fort Simcoe State Park

Klickitat Rail Trail State Park

Lake Chelan State Park

Lake Easton State Park

Lake Newport State Park

Lake Wenatchee State Park

Maryhill State Park

Palouse Falls State Park

Pearrygin Lake State Park

Potholes State Park

Sacajawea State Park

Squilchuck State Park

Steamboat Rock State Park Proposed Campground Expansion Areas

Sun Lakes State Park

Wenatchee Confluence State Park

Vegetation studies on all State Parks, including those of wetter climates and west of the Cascades

Vegetation Studies in other State Parks of Washington and Oregon.


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