E. Anderson, Kristin T. Ruppel, James M. Glennon,
Karl E. Holte
State University, Pocatello, Idaho
Idaho Technologies Company, Idaho Falls, Idaho
Environmental Science and Research Foundation
O. Doyle Markham, Executive Director
101 S. Park Avenue, Suite 5
of Energy and its predecessors have supported ecological research
at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory since 1950 when D.L.
Goodwin and colleagues established the permanent vegetation
plots were established in 1957.
These early efforts established the baseline for future
floristic and vegetation studies.
Roy Harniss and Neil West reexamined the permanent plots in
1965 and contributed two publications, including the first
vegetation map of the area. The
first comprehensive floristic survey of the area was published in
1970 by Duane Atwood. Richard
Jeppson sampled the permanent vegetation plots in 1975 and
established the INEEL Herbarium in 1976.
He collected and prepared the vast majority of the
specimens in that herbarium. Ray McBride, Norm French, A.H. Dahl, and Jack Detmer produced
a map of vegetation types and a description of soils in 1978.
Their map has been used by many investigators over the past
two and a half decades. Anita Cholewa and Douglass Henderson assessed the status of
rare vascular plants at the INEEL in 1984.
We have drawn from the knowledge and insights of these and
numerous recent investigators (see INEEL Studies) and gratefully
acknowledge their contributions.
We thank the following individuals who reviewed portions or
all of the manuscript; their
comments, corrections, and suggestions resulted in many
significant improvements: Roger
Blew, Eddie Chew, Rick Holmer, Doyle Markham, Randy Morris, Gail
Olson, Lorenz Pearson, Teresa Ratzlaff, Dick Smith, and Julie
Tullis. Tracy Bowlin,
Randy Lee, and Randy Stamm provided technical support.
We are also indebted to Drusilla Gould, Shoshone linguistic
specialist, and Ramona Wahlema, Bannock ethnobotanist, for many
contributions to the ethnoecology section.
Teresa Ratzlaff prepared Appendix 1.
Financial support was provided by the Environmental Science
and Research Foundation, by the Department of Energy, and by Idaho
State University. We
especially want to thank Doyle Markham who encouraged and
enthusiastically supported the project.
This report is a contribution of the Environmental Science
and Research Foundation through Contract No. DE-ACO7-94ID13268
with the Department of Energy.