This month has been a busy one! With all of the projects that we have to tackle, there just isn’t time to write about each one. So for this week’s post, here are some snapshots from our busy month of surveys and monitoring. We may talk more about some of these projects later on–but for now, enjoy the pretty pictures!
Astragalus mulfordiae: Population dynamics and the effect of cattle grazing in the Vale District, BLM
|Astragalus mulfordiae with seed pods. Photo credit: Amy Comstock|
|View down the road near one of our remote field sites in Vale, Oregon. Our crew was in Vale for 4 days monitoring the effects of cattle grazing on an endemic population of Astragalus mulfordiae (Mulford’s milkvetch).
Photo credit: Amy Comstock
|The crew searching for plots.
From left to right: Erin Gray, Tara Callaway, Emma Macdonald, and Scott Orr. Photo credit: Amy Comstock
Sidalcea nelsoniana: Testing propagation methods for recovery efforts of Nelson’s checkermallow
|Sidalcea nelsoniana (Nelson’s checkermallow). Photo credit: Scott Orr|
Lomatium cookii: Monitoring population trends of Cook’s desert parsley in Josephine County
|Lomatium cookii (Cook’s desert-parsley) in flower. Photo credit: Emma Macdonald|