Northern San Juan • Entered by NSJBB Leader (Blank Account) Peggy Lyon on September 25, 2022

Rare plant updates

September 8, 2022 – September 25, 2022

Participants and Hours

Pre Planning hours 6
Post Admin hours 16
Activity Hours 13
Participants 2
Total Hours 48

Key Issue: Multiple apply
Activity Type: Stewardship (monitoring, sampling, planting, etc.)
Key Partners: Colorado Natural Heritage Program, CSU
Landscape/area: Uncompahgre National Forest (951767 acres)

Measurable Outcomes

Outcome 1: 3 rare plant and 1 rare plant community occurrences found and documented (4 plants)
Outcome 2: Event Attendees (8 people)
Outcome 3: Element occurrences documents prepared (23 documents prepared)[/if 1231]

Short Description of Activity

Field work for ongoing project begun in May was continued through September, Broads hike to historic locations of rare plants, confirmed present or not, documented population size, location, condition, landscape context, threats, etc. Updated records on iron fen, rare community and mosses. Held field trip to fen with 8 people attending. Documented findings in element occurrence reports (EORs).


Although things are winding down for this season, we have 8 enthusiastic volunteers waiting to continue this work in the spring. Eight people attended the field trip to the iron fen, including some new potential members.


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Photo Captions

Broads and guests get their feet wet in a rare iron fen