|Lower Table Rock and the Rogue Valley|
Oregon’s Table Rocks are the only location in the world in which dwarf wooly meadowfoam is found. Table Rocks has been designated as an Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) and ownership and management is shared by the BLM and The Nature Conservancy. The Institute for Applied Ecology began monitoring the meadowfoam population and conducting experiments on Lower and Upper Table Rocks in 2006 and 2007, respectively. The goals of the research include assessment of the impacts of trampling and grazing on meadowfoam survival and overall evaluation of habitat quality of the vernal pool complex. A detailed species description of meadowfoam was written by the 2011 NPSO interns and is available for reference under the May 11, 2011 blog post.
|IAE staff building exclosures on Lower Table Rock|
|Medusahead encroachment in L. floccosa habitat|
For more information on this species, read the species description written by last year's interns at http://research.appliedeco.org/2011/05/threat-assessment-for-limnanthes.html