Wetland Plants of Great Salt Lake Guidebook Now Available from USU

18 July 2017 Published in News & Events

Wetland Plants of Great Salt Lake, A Guide to Identification, Communities, & Bird Habitat

A new guidebook to wetland plants of Great Salt Lake is now available from Utah State University Library Digital Commons. The guidebook is free to access and an excellent resource for anyone interested in Great Salt Lake ecosystems. Check it out today!

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Abstract:

Wetland Plants of Great Salt Lake: a guide to identification, communities, & bird habitat is a wetland plant identification guide, resulting from collaborative research efforts about Great Salt Lake (GSL) wetland conditions and bird habitat. Dr. Rebekah Downard collected dissertation field data from GSL wetlands during 2012–2015, the majority of which informed this work. Dr. Maureen Frank contributed her guide to GSL wetland vegetation and how to manage native plants as high-quality habitat for birds. The intended purpose in producing this guide was to create an informative source that could assist researchers, land managers, birders, and wetland enthusiasts in identifying, studying, managing, and understanding Great Salt Lake wetland plants, communities, and birds.

Citation:

Downard, Rebekah; Frank, Maureen; Perkins, Jennifer; Kettenring, Karin; and Larese-Casanova, Mark, "Wetland Plants of Great Salt Lake, A Guide to Identification, Communities, & Bird Habitat" (2017). All Current Publications. Paper 1761.

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