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The National Park Service (NPS) at Lake Mead National Recreation Area (LAME) entered into a cooperative agreement with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) to accomplish vegetation monitoring and management activities. This report summarizes activities that took place by UNLV under this task agreement between October 1, 2005, and September 30, 2006. The activities included:

  • Weed Sentry mapping and treating incipient populations of exotic invasive plants throughout Clark County, including along shorelines of Lakes Mead and Mohave;
  • Monitoring of targeted rare native plant species;
  • Sahara mustard research; and
  • Providing technical assistance upon request to the NPS vegetation manager.

In addition, work set forth in the task agreement has been exceeded by conducting supplemental monitoring and research activities that support the broad activities of the task agreement (stated above). This “value added” monitoring and research included such activities as initiating scientific literature reviews and surveys to enhance rare plant monitoring and management in Clark County, and assessing the feasibility of determining reference conditions for ecological restoration.


Endemic plants; Rare plants; United States – Lake Mead National Recreation Area; Vegetation monitoring; Weeds – Control


Desert Ecology | Environmental Monitoring | Natural Resources Management and Policy | Plant Biology | Plant Sciences | Systems Biology | Weed Science




Cooperative Agreement Number H8R07010001

Task Agreement Number J8R07050009

Signatures have been redacted for privacy and security measures.