The 2013 On-line Update to the Colorado Rare Plant Guide was produced over a two year period though a
cooperative effort involving many individuals and organizations, and is a work in progress.
Critical support to produce species profiles and develop the on-line structure for the 2013
update to the Guide was provided by the Bureau of Land Management and the Colorado Natural Areas
Program. We are especially grateful for the support provided by Carol Dawson (Bureau of Land Management),
and Brian Kurzel (Colorado Natural Areas Program). We are also grateful for funding provided by The Nature Conservancy,
Colorado Department of Agriculture, Garfield County, San Miguel County, Westwater Engineering, The Ken Caryl Ranch,
Coalition for the Upper South Platte, ERO Resources Corporation, Gwen and Tim Kitel, and Kim Munson.
Steve Olson, Pike San Isabel Forest Service and Comanche National Grassland contributed his time to
help develop species profiles for species that are known from lands managed by the National Forest Service.
We appreciate the input of our technical reviewers including Brian Kurzel, Carol Dawson, Jenny Neale,
Betsy Neely, Jennifer Ackerfield, Tim Hogan, Steve Popovich, Steve Olson, Gina Glenne, Ellen Mayo,
Al Schneider, Peggy Lyon, Jill Handwerk, Bernadette Kuhn, Pam Smith, Denise Culver, and David Anderson.
One of the great strengths of the guide is the depth of information provided through the technical
illustrations and photographs. Individual artists and photographers are recognized throughout the text.
Our partnership with the Rocky Mountain Society of Botanical Artists has been particularly helpful and successful.
Illustrations of Amsonia jonesii and Frasera paniculata are displayed with permission from Intermountain
Flora: Vascular Plants of the Intermountain West, U.S.A. by A. Cronquist, A.H. Holmgren, N.H. Holmgren, J.L. Reveal,
and P.K. Holmgren; Vol. 4, copyright 1984, The New York Botanical Garden. The illustration of Pediomelum aromaticum
is displayed with permission from Intermountain Flora: Vascular Plants of the Intermountain West, U.S.A. by A. Cronquist,
A.H. Holmgren, N.H. Holmgren, J.L. Reveal, and P.K. Holmgren; Vol. 3b Fabales by R.C. Barneby, copyright 1989,
The New York Botanical Garden. Illustration of Boechera glareosa was reproduced with permission of the publisher from:
R.D. Dorn, “A new species of Boechera (Brassicaceae) from Utah and Colorado.” Brittonia 55(1): 1-3. Copyright 2003
The New York Botanical Garden Press, Bronx.
We are grateful for the many hours of hard work contributed by past and current members of the Colorado Natural Heritage
Program staff including, but not limited to David Anderson, Kirstin Holfelder, Bernadette Kuhn, Amy Lavender,
Peggy Lyon, Renée Rondeau, Karin Decker, Michelle Fink, Denise Culver, Jill Handwerk, Pam Smith, Sally Ebeling,
Brittany Barnett, Katie Schneberg, Michelle Kamandy, Garrett Pichler, Ryan Nelson, Gabe Scott, and Michael Menefee.
We thank all of the members of the Colorado Rare Plant Technical Committee, the Colorado Native Plant Society,
and the Colorado Rare Plant Conservation Initiative who have long been supportive of the development of the on-line
Colorado Rare Plant Guide.
We’ve added 84 new species profiles! See the “Updated Profile” column on the
Master List page.
Your contribution, no matter how small, will help us update the remaining profiles and add the
rest of our tracked species. Click here
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