Category: General Publications
Title: Fact Sheet: Conserving Rare Plants in National Parks and Protected Areas
Author: * Springer, J.D.
Subject: Vegetation studies, Monitoring, Management
Abstract: Plant species are typically rare due to human activities such as habitat destruction, overharvesting, and introduction of exotic species. These specialized habitat require-ments restrict the species to small portions of the landscape or combinations of both (Kruckeberg and Rabinowitz 1985). Protected areas such as national parks frequently are refugia for rare species. However, even when protected from wholesale habitat de-struction due to construction or land development, habitat in these protected areas is threatened by many of the same factors such as climate change, fire-regime disruption, and exotic species encroachment (Falk et al. 1996).
Type: Fact Sheet
Source: Ecological Restoration Institute
Publisher: Ecological Restoration Institute/NAU