Plant community survey of Soapstone Prairie Natural Area
We visited the Soapstone Prairie Natural Area on August 27 and 29 of 2018 to document the quality, condition, and landscape context of plant communities of interest in the area. We timed our visits to maximize the chance of observing weeds, which are often good indicators of community condition. Surveys consisted of walking and driving within and around the perimeter of the occurrences, and noting the size, species composition, landscape context, and management concerns. We sought to identify opportunities and constraints that may be pertinent to an upcoming management plan update for the Natural ...
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