Survey of protected vascular plants on the Oak Ridge Reservation, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

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Vascular plant surveys were initiated during fiscal year 1992 by the environmentally sensitive areas program to determine the baseline condition of threatened and endangered (T&E) vascular plant species on the Oak Ridge Reservation (ORR). T&E species receive protection under federal and state regulations. In addition, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires that federally-funded projects avoid or mitigate impacts to listed species. T&E plant species found on or near the U.S. Department of Energy`s (DOE) Oak Ridge Reservation (ORR) are identified. Twenty-eight species identified on the ORR are listed by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation as either endangered, ... continued below

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Awl, D.J.; Pounds, L.R.; Rosensteel, B.A.; King, A.L. & Hamlett, P.A. June 1, 1996.

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Vascular plant surveys were initiated during fiscal year 1992 by the environmentally sensitive areas program to determine the baseline condition of threatened and endangered (T&E) vascular plant species on the Oak Ridge Reservation (ORR). T&E species receive protection under federal and state regulations. In addition, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires that federally-funded projects avoid or mitigate impacts to listed species. T&E plant species found on or near the U.S. Department of Energy`s (DOE) Oak Ridge Reservation (ORR) are identified. Twenty-eight species identified on the ORR are listed by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation as either endangered, threatened, or of special concern. Four of these have been under review by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for possible listing (listed in the formerly-used C2 candidate category). Additional species listed by the state occur near and may be present on the ORR. A range of habitats support the rare taxa on the ORR: river bluffs, sinkholes, calcareous barrens, wetlands, utility corridors, and forests. The list of T&E plant species and their locations on the ORR should be considered provisional because the entire ORR has not been surveyed, and state and federal status of all species continues to be updated. The purpose of this document is to present information on the listed T&E plant species currently known to occur on the ORR as well as listed species potentially occurring on the ORR based on geographic range and habitat availability. For the purpose of this report, {open_quotes}T&E species{close_quotes} include all federal- and state-listed species, including candidates for listing, and species of special concern. Consideration of T&E plant habitats is an important component of resource management and land-use planning; protection of rare species in their natural habitat is the best method of ensuring their long-term survival.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96012836

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  • Other Information: PBD: Jun 1996

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  • Other: DE96012836
  • Report No.: ES/ER/TM--194
  • Grant Number: AC05-84OR21400
  • DOI: 10.2172/262979 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 262979
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc670231

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Awl, D.J.; Pounds, L.R.; Rosensteel, B.A.; King, A.L. & Hamlett, P.A. Survey of protected vascular plants on the Oak Ridge Reservation, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, report, June 1, 1996; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc670231/: accessed August 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.