Yellowstone National Park
David Hallac, Chief of Resources
Tobin W. Roop, Chief, Branch of Cultural Resources
Yellowstone National Park Website
- Inventory Bryophytes (mosses, liverworts, and hornworts
- Document Rare vascular plants (species of special concern)
- Prepare and Publish Annotated Vascular Plant Checklist
- Describe/Characterize Baseline vegetation:
- Alpine Vegetation
- Xeric Sagebrush Steppe
- Whitebark/Limber Pine
- Complete Exotic Plant Inventory
- Inventory Exotic Plants Along Power Lines
- Inventory Fungi
- Inventory Aquatic Vascular Plants
- Inventory Herbariums for Yellowstone Specimens
- Monitor Yellowstone sand verbena (Abronia ammophila)
- Monitor Advance Of Community-Changing Species
- Monitor Whitebark/Limber Pine
- Monitor Post-Exotic Plant Control/Effect On Natural Communities
- Monitor revegetation success
- Document and Evaluate Effects of Road Reconstruction on Changes in Hydrology and Therefore Wetlands
- Resample Fire Monitoring Plots
- Evaluate/Correlate Historic Non-Forest Vegetation Trend And Condition Data Using Current Sampling Methods
- Physical/Vegetation Relationships
- Restoration of the Xeric Sagebrush Steppe vegetation of “Triangle” and Boundary lands area
- Fire Ecology
- Sources of Weeds
- Plant genetics
- Vegetation/Wildlife Interactions—Implement Recommendations from the National Science foundation: (Portions of these are currently funded)
- Assess ecosystem stability, resistance, and resilience.
- Response of plant and animal populations/communities to changes in herbivore density
- Concurrent studies of riparian and aspen recruitment, weather/snowpack, etc.
- Have ungulates achieved a dynamic equilibrium with range conditions?
- Long-term investigations/experiments to evaluate management options.
- GYE-wide assessment of the conditions and factors that influence aspen stand structure.
- The relationship of herbivory and groundwater availability on riparian system performance.
- Ungulate herbivory of willows in relation to animal body condition and plant secondary compound production.
- Evaluate Whitebark Pine.Lodgepole Pine Interaction
- Continue/Expand Study of Aspen Biogeochemistry
- Continue/Expand Study of Secondary Metabolites
- Expand Ongoing projects:
- Inventory Resources for Compliance
- Exotic Plant Control
- Hazard Trees
- Reassemble Historic Vegetation Data And Document History Of Vegetation Studies/Management
- Document Vegetation impacts from social trails
- Restore Disturbed Lands
- Prepare Improved Vegetation Map
- Fire Management
- Document the Outwardly Creeping Edge of Developed Areas
- Compile History of Vegetation Manipulation in the Park