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Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site

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Objectives of this study include: 1. An inventory of the flora, together with establishment of reference plant collection; 2. Delimitation and description of the plant communities, including compsitional analysis; 3. Assessment of the contemporary plant cover relative to various management considerations, such as: a. The use of prescribed burning, particularly in grassland areas; b. Control of nuisance plant species, e.g., leafy spurge, poison ivy; c. Present vegetative cover on formerly disturbed land and further efforts to restore or increase native species on those sites; 4. Clarification of vegetation patterns as they might have existed in the 1804-05 period.