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An Assessment of Exotic Plant Species of Rocky Mountain National Park
Entry ID: usgsbrdnpwrcd0000001

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Abstract: The invasion of exotic plants is becoming a problem in many ecosystems
including some areas in Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) (Rocky Mountain
National Park Resource Management Reports #1 and #13). Some exotic species,
such as leafy spurge and spotted knapweed, are capable of rapidly colonizing
areas, altering community composition, and even displacing native species
(Belcher and Wilson 1989, ... View entire text

Purpose: Objective 1: Identify Exotic Species;
Objective 2: Rank Exotic Plant Species of Rocky Mountain National Park

Geographic Description:
Rocky Mountain National Park

Methodology Description:
Objective 1: Identify Exotic Species A list of known exotic species was
initially prepared by park personnel. This list was compiled using the
Romoflora database, herbaria records, the Catalogue ... View entire text
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Description: An Assesment of Exotic Plant Species of Rocky Mountain National Park data

Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 40.0   S: 40.0   E: -105.0   W: -106.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Chris R. Rutledge and Dr. Terry McLendon; Colorado State University, Department of Rangeland Ecosystem Science
Dataset Title: An Assessment of Exotic Plant Species of Rocky Mountain National Park
Dataset Release Date: No Year
Dataset Release Place: Jamestown, North Dakota
Dataset Publisher: USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Version: Version 15DEC98
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1987-01-01
Stop Date: 1991-01-01
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Originating Center
Data Center
Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Biological Resources Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: 701-253-5500
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Fax: 701-253-5553
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Contact Address:
8711 37th Street, S.E.
City: Jamestown
Province or State: North Dakota
Postal Code: 58401
Country: USA
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 146 K bytes
Distribution Format: zip
Fees: none
Contact Address:
Colorado State University
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23