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Badlands National Park

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The objectives of this study are to 1) determine the steppe habitat types and indicate the successional status of the current vegetation, 2) provide a mylar map of climax/relict communities, if any, for the entire park, 3) establish a network of permanent plots to evaluate changes in seral and climax communities for the North Unit and Sheep Mountain Table, and 4) provide a mylar map of candidate and/or listed rare, threatened, or endangered plant species per state and federal lists as they are encountered during the course of the study.