Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Gunnison Bioblitz!


We need your scouting skills to find more populations of skiff milkvetch (Astragalus microcymbus)! This slender-stemmed member of the pea family has a global distribution of only 5 populations near the town of Gunnison. Monitoring data and surveys suggest that skiff milkvetch numbers are declining. Please help us find more locations of one of the rarest plants in Colorado!

Join us on June 4th, 2011 for a Skiff Milkvetch Bioblitz. The blitz will be an all day event, Saturday June 4th, 2011. Dinner and camping will be provided on Friday night, June 3rd. The event is a collaborative effort by the Bureau of Land Management, Colorado Natural Areas Program, Colorado Native Plant Society, Colorado Natural Heritage Program, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. To sign up, or for more details, contact Bernadette Kuhn at Bernadette.kuhn@colostate.edu.

The elusive skiff milkvetch.

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