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Bryce Canyon National Park

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The overall objectives of the research are: 1. Develop a comprehensive classification for all stages of successional development for all vegetation types within the Park; 2. Map the potential vegetation and current vegetation types throughout the Park; 3. Development a simple succession model for predicting vegetation dynamics for each vegetation type in the Park; and 4. Map distributions of rare or endangered plant species within the Park. The combination of these objectives will provide Park managers with a predictive tool for Park management, and will provide vegetation ecologists with a comprehensive knowledge of the landscape vegetation dynamics of a range of vegetation types.