Great Sand Dunes National Monument
This project is designed to chacterize and map the vegetation of the Great Sand Dunes National Monument, Colorado (GSDNM) and to determine if the vegetated areas in the dune field are permanent, temporary, or migratory. It is not known if the vegetation around the dunes is encroaching on the dunes, being replaced by the dunes or is stable. There are also concerns about the possible effect a proposed water export project adjacent to GSDNM would have on the dunes and their vegetation.
McArthur, E. Durant and Sanderson, Stewart C.
"Great Sand Dunes National Monument Vegetation Patterns,"
University of Wyoming National Park Service Research Center Annual Report: Vol. 15
, Article 37.
Available at: http://repository.uwyo.edu/uwnpsrc_reports/vol15/iss1/37