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Natural Areas and Conservation Sites Publications - Idaho Natural Heritage Program

NOTE: Site-specific information has not been included in some reports. The reasons are:
  1. to respect private landholders who have expressed to the IDNHP that they do not want information about their properties released.
  2. to protect the locations of federally listed Threatened and Endangered, Proposed for listing, and Candidate species.
Peer-reviewed Publications

Moseley, R. K., and S. Bernatas. 1992. Vascular flora of Kane Lake Cirque, Pioneer Mountains, Idaho. Great Basin Naturalist 52(4): 335-343.

Technical Reports and Abstracts

Bernatas, S. 1989. National Natural Landmark evaluation. Rocky Comfort Flat proposed Research Natural Area (Idaho). Prepared for: U.S. Department of Interior, National Park Service, Seattle, WA. 22 pp.

Bernatas, S. 1989. National Natural Landmark evaluation. Middle Canyon Alluvial Fan proposed Research Natural Area (Idaho). Prepared for: U.S. Department of Interior, National Park Service, Seattle, WA. 22 pp.

Bernatas, S. 1989. National Natural Landmark evaluation. Snake River Birds of Prey Preserve (Idaho). Prepared for: U.S. Department of Interior, National Park Service, Seattle, WA. 21 pp.

Bursik, R. J. 1993. Fen vegetation and rare plant population monitoring in Cow Creek Meadows and Smith Creek Research Natural Area, Selkirk Mountains, Idaho. Cooperative Challenge Cost-share Project, Idaho Panhandle National Forests and Conservation Data Center, Idaho Department of Fish and Game. 25 pp.

Bursik, R., and B. Moseley. 1992. Prospectus: Valley Peatlands Ecosystem Project, Idaho. Conservation Data Center, Idaho Department of Fish and Game. 16 pp.

Bursik, R. J., and R. K. Moseley. 1992. Forty-year changes in Hager Lake Fen, Bonner County, Idaho. Cooperative Challenge Cost-share Project, Idaho Panhandle National Forests and Idaho Conservation Data Center, Idaho Department of Fish and Game. 31 pp.

Bursik, R. J., and R. K. Moseley. 1995. Ecosystem conservation strategy for Idaho Panhandle peatlands. Cooperative project between Idaho Panhandle National Forests and Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Conservation Data Center, Boise. 28 pp. plus appendix.

Caicco, S. L. 1987. National Natural Landmark evaluation. Aquarius proposed Research Natural Area (Idaho). Prepared for: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Seattle, WA. 24 pp. plus appendices.

Crawford, R. C. 1989. National Natural Landmark theme study, phase III, ponderosa pine/deciduous shrub recommendation, Mary Minerva McCroskey Memorial State Park, Idaho. Unpublished report prepared for the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service. 12 pp.

Hilty, J., and B. Moseley, compilers. 1991. Idaho Natural Areas Directory. Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Conservation Data Center, Boise. Not paged.

Jankovsky-Jones, M. 1996. Establishment record for Dry Buck Research Natural Area within Boise National Forest, Valley County, Idaho. Unpublished report prepared for the U.S. Forest Service Intermountain Research Station, Ogden, UT. 15 pp. plus appendices and maps.

Lichthardt, J. J. 1992. Community and population monitoring in Aquarius Research Natural Area, Clearwater National Forest. I. Plot establishment and baseline data, 1991. Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Conservation Data Center, Boise. 12 pp. plus appendices.

Lichthardt, J. J. 1992. Vegetation of Lower and Middle Cottonwood Islands Research Natural Area/Area of Critical Environmental Concern and establishment of photopoints for long-term monitoring. Idaho Bureau of Land Management Technical Bulletin No. 92-1. Cooperative Challenge Cost-share Project, Bureau of Land Management and Idaho Conservation Data Center, Idaho Department of Fish and Game. 12 pp.

Lichthardt, J. J. 1992. Monitoring of sensitive plant populations in Aquarius Research Natural Area, Clearwater National Forest: second year data. Cooperative Challenge Cost-share Project, Clearwater National Forest and Idaho Conservation Data Center, Idaho Department of Fish and Game. 8 pp.

Lichthardt, J. 1993. Establishment record for Back Creek Research Natural Area within Boise National Forest, Valley County, Idaho. USDA Forest Service. 26 pp. Draft.

Lichthardt, J. 1993. Establishment record for Needles Research Natural Area within Boise National Forest, Valley County, Idaho. USDA Forest Service. 24 pp. Draft.

Lichthardt, J. 1993. Establishment record for Trinity Mountain Research Natural Area within Boise National Forest, Elmore County, Idaho. USDA Forest Service. 25 pp. Draft.

Lichthardt, J. 1993. Establishment record for Roaring River Research Natural Area within Boise National Forest, Elmore County, Idaho. USDA Forest Service. 25 pp. Draft.

Lichthardt, J. 1993. Establishment record for North Fork of the Boise River Research Natural Area within Boise National Forest, Boise and Elmore Counties, Idaho. USDA Forest Service. 25 pp. Draft.

Lichthardt, J. 1997. Research Natural Areas on the Clearwater National Forest: a survey of aquatic and riparian plant communities. Cooperative Challenge Cost-share Project, Clearwater National Forest and Conservation Data Center, Idaho Department of Fish and Game. 9 pp plus appendices.

Lichthardt, J., and S. Rust. 1994. Establishment record for Phoebe Meadows Research Natural Area within Payette National Forest, Valley County, Idaho. Unpublished report prepared for the U.S. Forest Service Intermountain Research Station, Ogden, UT. 20 pp. plus appendices and maps.

Lichthardt, J., and S. Rust. 1994. Establishment record for Lost Basin Grassland Research Natural Area within Payette National Forest, Adams County, Idaho. Unpublished report prepared for the U.S. Forest Service Intermountain Research Station, Ogden, UT. 16 pp. plus appendices and maps.

Lichthardt, J., and S. Rust. 1994. Establishment record for Emery Creek Research Natural Area within Payette National Forest, Adams County, Idaho. Unpublished report prepared for the U.S. Forest Service Intermountain Research Station, Ogden, UT. 17 pp. plus appendices and maps.

Lichthardt, J., and S. Rust. 1994. Establishment record for Cuddy Mountain Research Natural Area within Payette National Forest, Washington County, Idaho. Unpublished report prepared for the U.S. Forest Service Intermountain Research Station, Ogden, UT. 18 pp. plus appendices and maps.

Lichthardt, J., and S. Rust. 1994. Establishment record for Belvidere Creek Research Natural Area within Payette National Forest, Valley County, Idaho. Unpublished report prepared for the U.S. Forest Service Intermountain Research Station, Ogden, UT. 25 pp. plus appendices and maps.

Lichthardt, J. J. 1995. Aquarius Research Natural Area: Implementation plan for management and monitoring. Cooperative Challenge Cost-share Project, Clearwater National Forest and Conservation Data Center, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Boise. 45 pp., plus appendices.

Lichthardt, J., and M. Mancuso. 1996. Use of Tepee Creek RNA to study the effects of forest harvest and road building on population viability of salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis). Cooperative Challenge Cost-share Project, Idaho Panhandle National Forests and Conservation Data Center, Idaho Department of Fish and Game. 9 pp. plus appendices.

Lichthardt, J. 1997. Monitoring of rare plant populations on the Clearwater National Forest. Cooperative Challenge Cost-share Project, Clearwater National Forest and the Conservation Data Center, Idaho Department of Fish and Game. 43-0276-6-0074. 11 pp., plus appendices.

Lichthardt, J. 1997. Initiation of long-term, stand-level monitoring of vegetation in Aquarius Research Natural Area, Clearwater National Forest. Cooperative Challenge Cost-share Project, USDA Forest Service Intermountain Research Station and the Conservation Data Center, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, INT-96075-CCSA. 13 pp., plus appendices.

Lichthardt, J. 1997. Research Natural Areas on Clearwater National Forest: a survey of aquatic and riparian plant communities. Cooperative Challenge Cost-share Project, Clearwater National Forest and Conservation Data Center, Idaho Department of Fish and Game. 9 pp., plus appendices.

Mancuso, M. 1992. Establishment record for Mount Harrison Research Natural Area within Sawtooth National Forest, Cassia County, Idaho. Unpublished report prepared for U.S. Forest Service Intermountain Research Station, Ogden, UT. 20 pp. plus appendices and maps.

Mancuso, M. 1992. Establishment record for Chilcoot Peak Research Natural Area within Boise National Forest, Valley County, Idaho. USDA Forest Service. 27 pp. Draft.

Mancuso, M. 1992. Establishment record for Dome Lake Research Natural Area within Salmon National Forest, Lemhi County, Idaho. Unpublished report prepared for U.S. Forest Service Intermountain Research Station, Ogden, UT. 27 pp. plus appendices and maps. Draft.

Mancuso, M. 1992. Establishment record for Circle End Creek Research Natural Area within Payette National Forest, Valley County, Idaho. Unpublished report prepared for U.S. Forest Service Intermountain Research Station, Ogden, UT. 25 pp. plus appendices and maps. Draft.

Mancuso, M. 1995. A vegetation map of the Rocking M Ranch, Upper Dennett Creek/Raft Creek Wildlife Conservation Easement Area, Washington, County, Idaho. Conservation Data Center, Idaho Department of Fish and Game. 38 pp. plus appendices.

Mancuso, M. 1995. Establishment of vegetation monitoring at The Nature Conservancy's Flat Ranch Preserve, Fremont County, Idaho. Conservation Data Center, Idaho Department of Fish and Game. 26 pp. plus appendices.

Mancuso, M. 1996. Establishment record for Council Mountain Research Natural Area within Payette National Forest, Adams County, Idaho. Unpublished report prepared for the U.S. Forest Service Intermountain Research Station, Ogden, UT. 15 pp. plus appendices and maps.

Mancuso, M. 1996. Vegetation monitoring at The Nature Conservancy's Flat Ranch Preserve. 1996 results. Unpublished report prepared for The Nature Conservancy, Idaho Field Office, Ketchum, ID. 8 pp., plus appendices.

Mancuso, M. 1996. A conservation assessment for Lolo Creek Canyon, Clearwater and Idaho counties, Idaho. Conservation Data Center, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Boise. Report prepared for The Nature Conservancy, North Idaho Program. 33 pp., plus appendices.

Mancuso, M., and A. G. Evenden. 1996. Establishment record for Mount Harrison Research Natural Area within Sawtooth National Forest, Cassia County, Idaho. Unpublished report prepared for U.S. Forest Service Intermountain Research Station, Ogden, UT. 20 pp. plus appendices and maps.

Mancuso, M., and R. Moseley. 1994. Vegetation description, rare plant inventory, and vegetation monitoring for Craig Mountain, Idaho. Unpublished report prepared for Bonneville Power Administration. 146 pp. plus appendices.

Mancuso, M., and R. Moseley. 1995. A vegetation map for Brownlee Wildlife Management Area, Washington County, Idaho. Conservation Data Center, Idaho Department of Fish and Game. 69 pp. plus appendices.

Mancuso, M., and S. K. Rust. 1996. Establishment record for Circle End Creek Research Natural Area within Payette National Forest, Valley County, Idaho. Unpublished report prepared for U.S. Forest Service Intermountain Research Station, Ogden, UT. 25 pp. plus appendices and maps. Draft.

Moseley, R. K. 1987. National Natural Landmark evaluation. Little Granite Creek (Idaho). Prepared for: U.S. Department of Interior, National Park Service, Seattle, WA. Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Conservation Data Center, Boise. 23 pp. plus appendices.

Moseley, R. K. 1989. Research natural areas. Pages 127-153 in T. W. Clark, A. H. Harvey, R. D. Dorn, D. L. Genter, and C. Groves, eds. 1989. Rare, sensitive, and threatened species of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Northern Rockies Conservation Cooperative, Montana Natural Heritage Program, The Nature Conservancy, and Mountain West Environmental Services. 153 pp.

Moseley, R. K. 1989. National Natural Landmark evaluation. Little Jacks Creek Research Natural Area (Idaho). Prepared for: U.S. Department of Interior, National Park Service, Seattle, WA. Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Conservation Data Center, Boise. 22 pp.

Moseley, R. K. 1989. National Natural Landmark evaluation. Craters of the Moon National Monument (Idaho). Idaho Natural Heritage Program, Idaho Department of Fish and Game. 34 pp.

Moseley, R. K. 1990. Vegetation map of the proposed Rocky Comfort Flat Research Natural Area, Payette National Forest. Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Conservation Data Center, Boise. 13 pp. plus appendices.

Moseley, R. K. 1992. The biological and physical features of Bloomington Lake Cirque, Caribou National Forest. Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Conservation Data Center, Boise. 11 pp. plus appendices.

Moseley, R. K. 1992. The floristic features of Rock Creek Cirque, Challis National Forest. Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Conservation Data Center, Boise. 14 pp. plus appendices.

Moseley, R. K. 1992. Ecological and floristic inventory of Birch Creek Fen, Lemhi and Clark Counties, Idaho. Cooperative Challenge Cost-share Project, Targhee National Forest, Salmon District BLM, and Idaho Conservation Data Center, Idaho Department of Fish and Game. 29 pp.

Moseley, R. K. 1994. Establishment record for Sawtooth Valley Peatlands Research Natural Area within Sawtooth National Forest, Custer County, Idaho. Unpublished report prepared for the Sawtooth National Forest. 21 pp. plus appendices.

Moseley, R. K., and S. Bernatas. 1991. A floristic and vegetation survey of Lucile Caves Area of Critical Environmental Concern, Coeur d' Alene District, BLM. Technical Bulletin 91-3. Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Idaho State Office, Boise, ID. 31 pp.

Moseley, R. K., and S. Bernatas. 1992. A botanical inventory of the Kane Lake cirque, Pioneer Mountains, Idaho, including management recommendations for rare plant populations. Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Conservation Data Center, Boise. 22 pp. plus appendices.

Moseley, R. K., and R. J. Bursik. 1994. Black cottonwood communities of Spion Kop Research Natural Area, Coeur d'Alene River, Idaho. Cooperative Challenge Cost Share Project, Idaho Panhandle National Forests and Idaho Conservation Data Center, Idaho Department of Fish and Game. 14 pp. plus appendices.

Moseley, R. K., R. Bursik, and M. Mancuso. 1991. Floristic inventory of wetlands in Fremont and Teton counties, Idaho. Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Conservation Data Center, Boise. 60 pp. plus appendices.

Moseley, R. K., R. J. Bursik, and P. J. Mehringer. 1992. Paleoecology of peatlands at Huff and Hager lakes, Idaho Panhandle National Forest: FY92 year-end summary. Unpublished report prepared for U.S. Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station, Boise. 5 pp. plus appendix.

Moseley, R. K., R. J. Bursik, F. W. Rabe, and L. D. Cazier. 1994. Peatlands of the Sawtooth Valley, Custer and Blaine Counties, Idaho. Cooperative Cost Share Project, Sawtooth National Forest, The Nature Conservancy, and Idaho Conservation Data Center, Idaho Department of Fish and Game. SNF Purchase Order No. 40-0267-3-0233. 64 pp. plus appendices.

Moseley, R. K., and M. Mancuso. 1994. Conservation planning in the grasslands of Hells Canyon: an example from Craig Mountain, Idaho. Northwest Science 68(2): 141. (Abstract).

Murphy, C. J., and S. K. Rust. 2000. Inventory and assessment of terrestrial vegetation on the 45 Ranch Allotment. Unpublished report prepared for The Nature Conservancy, Idaho Field Office. 88 pp.

Rabe, F. W., J. Lichthardt, and D. Catts. 1996. Proposal for establishment of Upper Hemlock Creek within the Clearwater National Forest, Idaho County, Idaho as a Research Natural Area. 14 pp. plus appendices.

Rust, S. K. 1995. Framework for representativeness assessment of research natural areas on National Forest System lands in Idaho. Unpublished report prepared for USDA Forest Service Northern Region, Intermountain Region and Intermountain Research Station. Conservation Data Center, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Boise, 65 pp.

Rust, S. K. 1995. Establishment record for Monumental Creek Research Natural Area within Boise National Forest, Boise County, Idaho. Unpublished report prepared for the U.S. Forest Service Intermountain Research Station, Ogden, UT. 15 pp. plus appendices and maps.

Rust, S. K. 1995. Establishment record for Raspberry Gulch Research Natural Area within Boise National Forest, Elmore County, Idaho. Unpublished report prepared for the U.S. Forest Service Intermountain Research Station, Ogden, UT. 13 pp. plus appendices and maps.

Rust, S. K. 1995. Establishment record for Eggers Creek Research Natural Area within Boise National Forest, Valley County, Idaho. Unpublished report prepared for the U.S. Forest Service Intermountain Research Station, Ogden, UT. 15 pp. plus appendices and maps.

Rust, S. K. 1996. Establishment record for Bear Creek Research Natural Area within Payette National Forest, Adams County, Idaho. Unpublished report prepared for the U.S. Forest Service Intermountain Research Station, Ogden, UT. 15 pp. plus appendices and maps.

Rust, S. K. 1996. Classification and inventory for the conservation and management of pinyon-juniper ecosystems. Summary of 1996 field season sampling effort. Unpublished report prepared by Idaho Conservation Data Center, Department of Fish and Game, for USDI Bureau of Land Management, Burley Resource Area, and USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 20 pp.

Rust, S. K. 1997. Pinyon-juniper woodland classification and description in research natural areas of Southeast Idaho. Unpublished report prepared for USDI Bureau of Land Management, Burley Field Office and USDA Forest Service Northern Region, Intermountain Region and Intermountain Research Station. Conservation Data Center, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Boise. 84 pp.

Rust, S. K. 1997. Pinyon-juniper Woodland Classification and Description in Research Natural Areas of Southeastern Idaho. Ecology and Management of Pinyon-Juniper Communities within the Interior West, Conference Program and Abstracts, September 15 - 18, 1997, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.

Rust, S. K. 1997. Representativeness assessment of National Forest System Research Natural Areas in Idaho. Abstracts from the 1997 Natural Areas Association Annual Meeting, August 27-30, 1997, Portland, Oregon.

Rust, S. K. 1998. An Information Protocol for the Application of Natural Areas In Ecosystem Management and Stewardship. Cooperative Challenge Cost Share Project, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station and Conservation Data Center, Idaho Department of Fish and Game. 7 pp. plus appendices.

Rust, S. K. 1998. A research natural area primer for forest plan revision. Cooperative Challenge Cost Share Project, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station and Conservation Data Center, Idaho Department of Fish and Game. 13 pp.

Rust, S. K. 1998. Establishment record for Patrick Butte Research Natural Area within Payette National Forest, Idaho County, Idaho. Unpublished report prepared for USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station by Idaho Conservation Data Center, Department of Fish and Game, Boise. 19 pp. plus appendices and maps.

Rust, S. K. 1999. Pinyon-juniper woodland classification and description in Research Natural Areas of southeastern Idaho. In: Monson, S. B.; Stevens, Richard, (compilers). 1999. Proceedings: ecology and management of pinyon-juniper communities within the interior west. 1997 September 15-18, Provo, UT. Proc. RMRS-P-9. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 411 pp.

Rust, S. K. 2000. Representativeness assessment of research natural areas on National Forest System lands in Idaho. General Technical Report RMRS-GTR-45. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. Fort Collins, CO. 129 pp.

Rust, S. K., and A. G. Evenden. 1996. Establishment record for Mystery Lake Research Natural Area within Challis National Forest, Lemhi County, Idaho. Unpublished report prepared for the U.S. Forest Service Intermountain Research Station, Ogden, UT. 16 pp. plus appendices and maps.

Rust, S. K., and A. G. Evenden. 1996. Establishment record for Redfish Lake Moraine Research Natural Area within Sawtooth National Forest, Custer County, Idaho. Unpublished report prepared for the U.S. Forest Service Intermountain Research Station, Ogden, UT. 14 pp. plus appendices and maps.

Rust, S. K., and A. G. Evenden. 1996. Establishment record for Trapper Creek Research Natural Area within Sawtooth National Forest, Cassia County, Idaho. Unpublished report prepared for the U.S. Forest Service Intermountain Research Station, Ogden, UT. 12 pp. plus appendices and maps.

Rust, S. K., and A. G. Evenden. 1996. Establishment record for Pole Creek Exclosure Research Natural Area within Sawtooth National Forest, Custer County, Idaho. Unpublished report prepared for the U.S. Forest Service Intermountain Research Station, Ogden, UT. 12 pp. plus appendices and maps.

Rust, S. K., and A. G. Evenden. 1996. Establishment record for Pole Canyon Research Natural Area within Sawtooth National Forest, Cassia County, Idaho. Unpublished report prepared for the U.S. Forest Service Intermountain Research Station, Ogden, UT. 15 pp. plus appendices and maps.

Rust, S. K., and A. G. Evenden. 1996. Establishment record for Cache Creek Lakes Research Natural Area within Challis National Forest, Lemhi County, Idaho. Unpublished report prepared for the U.S. Forest Service Intermountain Research Station, Ogden, UT. 15 pp. plus appendices and maps.

Rust, S. K., and A. G. Evenden. 1996. Establishment record for Sheep Mountain Research Natural Area within Salmon and Challis National Forests, Lemhi County, Idaho. Unpublished report prepared for the U.S. Forest Service Intermountain Research Station, Ogden, UT. 13 pp. plus appendices and maps.

Rust, S. K., M. Mancuso, C. J. Murphy, and P. R. Jones. 2000. Vegetation map of the Rocking M Ranch Wildlife Conservation Easement, Washington County, Idaho. Conservation Data Center, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, unpublished report prepared for U. S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Boise District, Cascade Resource Area. 61 pp.

Rust, S. K. and J. J. Miller. 2003. Baseline and stewardship monitoring on Sawtooth National Forest research natural areas. Unpublished report prepared for Sawtooth National Forest by Idaho Conservation Data Center, Department of Fish and Game, Boise. 76 pp.

Stevens, M., and S. Caicco. 1986. Idaho Natural Heritage Program Site Summary for the proposed Elk Valley Research Natural Area in Caribou National Forest, Caribou County, Idaho. 15 pp.

Wellner, C. A., R. K. Moseley, and A. G. Evenden. 1996. Establishment record for Targhee Creek Research Natural Area within Targhee National Forest, Fremont County, Idaho. USDA Forest Service.

Wellner, C. A., R. K. Moseley, and A. G. Evenden. 1996. Establishment record for Burns Canyon Research Natural Area within Targhee National Forest, Madison and Teton Counties, Idaho. USDA Forest Service.

Wellner, C. A., and S. K. Rust. 1996. Establishment record for Lava Butte Research Natural Area within Payette National Forest, Idaho County, Idaho. USDA Forest Service.

Wellner, C. A., and S. K. Rust. 1996. Establishment Record for Pony Creek Research Natural Area, within Payette National Forest, Adams County, Idaho.

Williams, L., S. Rust, B. Moseley, M. Mancuso, and J. Anger. 1998. Vegetation monitoring on the Tex Creek Wildlife Management Area. Cooperative Challenge Cost Share Project, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and Conservation Data Center, Idaho Department of Fish and Game. 5 pp. plus tables and appendices.