Bowles, Marlin L.
Hess, William J.
DeMauro, Marcella M.
Hiebert, Ronald D.

Endangered Plant Inventory And Monitoring Strategies at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Date created
January 1986
Thirty-five endangered plant taxa were studied at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Their populations were delineated on park data base maps and quantified from permanent plots. Sampling methods were based on plant life history, growth form, and distribution. A monitoring program was developed, based on population characteristics and on land use. Quantification of populations was most successful when they were small. Accurate quantification of more common taxa would require more intense data collection, which is controlled by time and budget limitations.
Volume, Issue, Page Number
6, 1, 18-26