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Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Report

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A broad-scale floristic inventory of all vascular plants was proposed for Grand Teton National Park and the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway (JDR) primarily to document the extant flora in remote backcountry areas. The Teton Mountains are floristically important because of the unique habitats which they contain, because their relatively undisturbed (human disturbance) condition, and because of their proximity to the Yellowstone Plateau, a floristically unique area of Wyoming. Many studies have explored these lands for purposes of vegetation characterization (Cogan et al. 2005, McCloskey 2006) though an explicit and complete plant inventory parkwide had never been undertaken.