Population Monitoring for Lomatium cookii

French Flat monitoring site The Klamath-Siskiyou wilderness region in Southern Oregon is well-known for its incredible biodiversity.  As home to over 1,800 plants, 131 of which are endemic to the area, the Klamath-Siskiyous are a hotspot for botanical research and have seen increased interest and investment in restoration of the forests, river systems, and native […]

Threat Assessment for Limnanthes floccosa ssp. pumila

Lower Table Rock and the Rogue Valley The second week of the field season (late April) took us to Southern Oregon’s Table Rocks to monitor the endangered dwarf wooly meadowfoam, Limnanthes floccosa,ssp. pumila. Upper and Lower Table Rocks are located in Jackson County and are unique volcanic plateaus that rise above the valley floor exhibiting a mixture […]

IAE Receives Joint Award from FHWA

by Tom Kaye — last modified May 22, 2012 ODOT and partners receive “Exemplary Ecosystem Initiative” awards for two projects in Oregon The Federal Highways Administration has awarded the Oregon Department of Transportation and its partners “Exemplary Ecosystem Initiative” awards for the Oregon 18: Fort Hill to Wallace Bridge Project (for preserving the endangered Nelson’s […]

Welcome to the 2012 field season

Our 2012 field season is getting underway.  Keep your eyes open for new posts from our 2012 IAE/NPSO Interns, Charlotte Trowbridge and Guy Banner. We thank the 2011 IAE/NPSO Interns, Autumn Meade, and Alex Wick, for their contributions to the Adventures in Conservation Research blog.  Autumn Meade came to us as a Wildlife Ecology graduate from the University […]

Population Monitoring of Calochortus greenei S. Wats.

Common Name: Greene’s mariposa lily Scientific Name: Calochortus greenei S. Wats. Species Listing Status: Calochortus greenei is listed as a Species of Concern by the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife.  The species has been proposed for Threatened Status listing by the state of Oregon.  Distribution: Calochortus greenei occurs in grasslands, shrublands and oak woodlands […]

Population Viability Analysis for Cypripedium fasciculatum

Common Name: Clustered lady’s slipper Scientific Name: Cypripedium fasciculatum Kellogg ex S. Watson; also Cypripedium knightiae A. Nelson Special Listing Status: Cypripedium fasciculatum is listed as a bureau sensitive species within Oregon and California by the Bureau of Land Management.  Within the USDA Forest Service regions five and six it is listed as a sensitive […]

Threat Assessment for Limnanthes floccosa ssp. pumila

Common Name: dwarf woolly meadowfoamScientific Name: Limnanthes floccosa ssp. pumila (Howell) Arroyo Species Listing Status: Limnanthes floccosa ssp. pumila is listed as Threatened by the State of Oregon and is considered a Species of Concern by the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife. Distribution: The only two known populations of Limnanthes floccosa ssp. pumila are located on […]

Population Monitoring for Lomatium cookii

Lomatium cookii inflorescence Common Name: Cook’s desertparsley or Agate desertparsley Scientific Name: Lomatium cookii J. S. Kagan Species Listing Status: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the State of Oregon have listed Lomatium cookii as an endangered species.  Distribution: Lomatium cookii is a southwestern Oregon endemic found in margins and bottoms of vernal pools […]

Population Monitoring of Fritillaria gentneri

Common Name: Gentner’s fritillary Scientific Name: Fritillaria gentneri Gilkey Species Listing Status: Both the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the state of Oregon have listed Fritillaria gentneri as an endangered species. Distribution:Gentner’s fritillary is endemic to southwestern Oregon and northern California, specifically Jackson and Josephine Counties in Oregon and Siskiyou County in California.  Most populations […]

Outplanting Willamette Daisy

Willamette daisy in flower photo: Burl Martin 2008 Common Name: Willamette daisy or Willamette fleabaneScientific Name: Erigeron decumbens Species Listing Staus: Erigeron decumbens is listed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) as an endangered species. It is also considered a Special Status Species by the Bureau of […]

Salt Marsh Bird’s Beak

Common name:  Point Reyes bird’s beak Purple (center) and green (right) color variants   Scientific name:  Cordylanthus maritimus ssp. palustris Listing:  USFWS Species of Concern, Endangered by the state of Oregon, endangered or threatened throughout its range (list 1) by the Oregon Biological Information Center, and a Bureau Sensitive Species with the Bureau of Land […]