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Inventory and monitoring for priority sensitive species in the Bureau of Land Management Bishop Field Office area

Project Dates

2021 - 2023

Summary

Understanding, protecting, and managing sensitive plants on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land is a key component of the BLM’s mission to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The BLM identifies sensitive species within its jurisdiction as those species requiring special management consideration to promote their conservation and reduce the likelihood of future listing under the Endangered Species Act. The objective of this project is to search for BLM-sensitive plant occurrences within the Bishop Field Office jurisdiction that have not been surveyed in at least three years. Up to 30 occurrences will be visited each year for three years. The resulting data will help the BLM to conserve and recover rare species across central California, from the coast to the Nevada border.

Goals

To understand the status and trends of Bureau of Land Management–sensitive plants in the Bishop Field Office area in service of their conservation and recovery

Team Members

Heather Schneider, Ph.D.

Sean Carson

Kevin Mason

Matt Wang

Melina Matheney

Partners

Bureau of Land Management

Funders

Bureau of Land Management

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