The Effects of Fire on Parish’s horse-nettle

Beginning in 2009, IAE, in cooperation with the Medford BLM, has been conducting a fire ecology experiment in Jackson County in order to create a better understanding of the effects that fire has on the growth and reproduction of Parish’s horse-nettle (Solanum parishii).  Prior to this study, very little experimental research had been conducted looking […]

In Search of clustered lady’s slipper (Cypripedium Fasciculatum)

Clustered lady’s slipper habitat Clustered lady’s slipper (Cypripedium fasciculatum) is a member of the orchid family that occurs throughout the western states and it is one of only three members of the Cypripedium genus endemic to western North America.  The Bureau of Land Management and the USDA Forest Service have listed the plant as a […]

Population Monitoring of Calochortus greenei

In 2000, President Clinton designated 53,000 acres of federal land in South Oregon as a national monument due to the high variety of species in a geographically small area.  The Cascade Siskiyou National Monumentis the first monument in the nation that has been set aside solely for the protection of biodiversity.  The monument’s extreme diversity […]

Fritillaria gentneri Population Monitoring in Josephine County

2012 IAE conservation crew interns Guy and Charlotte conducting a demographic survey of Fritillaria gentneri in Josephine county. In the third week of April, the conservation crew monitored a population of Gentner’s Fritillary, scientific name Fritillaria gentneri Gilkey, on Picket Creek in the Siskiyou Range to the southwest of Grant’s Pass, Oregon.  Our monitoring of […]

Habitat Sampling in the West Eugene Wetlands

Historically, Oregon’s southern Willamette Valley was dominated by wet prairie habitat and oak savannahs.  Beginning in the mid 1850s, much of the fertile land was converted to agricultural use and urban development, causing fragmentation and degradation of wet prairies.  Currently, intact wetland prairie habitat covers less than 1% of its historical range.  Wetlands provide vital […]

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 […]

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 […]