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dc.contributor.authorSmith, Gabrielle
dc.contributor.authorPanjabi, Susan Spackman
dc.coverage.spatialGrand County (Colo.)
dc.coverage.spatialJackson County (Colo.)
dc.coverage.spatialRoutt County (Colo.)
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-03T05:28:57Z
dc.date.available2007-01-03T05:28:57Z
dc.date.issued2014-05
dc.descriptionPrepared for: Colorado Department of Transportation and the Colorado Natural Areas Program.
dc.descriptionMay 2014.
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 10-11).
dc.description.abstractRabbit Ears gilia (Ipomopsis aggregata ssp. weberi) is a tall herbaceous plant in the Polemoniaceae (Phlox Family) that is known from north central Colorado in Grand, Jackson, and Routt counties, and is also found in northern Idaho and south central Wyoming. This subspecies is considered to be imperiled at a global and state level (G5T2, S2; Colorado Natural Heritage Program 2014). One of the biggest conservation issues for this imperiled plant species is the lack of awareness of its existence and status. Avoiding or minimizing impacts to this species during road maintenance activities will effectively help to conserve its habitat and is unlikely to confer substantial impacts on road maintenance goals and projects. The Best Management Practices (BMPs) included in this document are intended to help increase the awareness of this species for anyone involved in road maintenance activities. The desired outcome of these recommended BMPs is to reduce significantly the impacts of road maintenance activities to the Rabbit Ears gilia on federal, state, and/or private land. The BMPs listed here are intended to be iterative, and to evolve over time as additional information about the Rabbit Ears gilia becomes available, or as road maintenance technologies develop. The intent of these BMPs is to inform people working along roadside areas regarding the importance of Rabbit Ears gilia, one of Colorado's botanical treasures, and to outline some of the ways in which this species can coexist with road maintenance activities. The implementation of these recommendations will help to assure that maintenance activities proceed without unintended harm to the Rabbit Ears gilia.
dc.format.mediumborn digital
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10217/87206
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherColorado State University. Libraries
dc.publisher.originalColorado Natural Heritage Program
dc.relation.ispartofPublications - Colorado Natural Heritage Program
dc.rights©2014 Colorado Natural Heritage Program
dc.subjectplant habitat
dc.subjectnoxious weed management
dc.subjectRabbit Ears gilia
dc.subjectspecies profile
dc.titleRecommended best management practices for Rabbit Ears gilia (Ipomopsis aggregata ssp. weberi): practices developed to reduce the impacts of road maintenance activities to plants of concern
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