tennesseensis, or Tennessee milkvetch
, is currently found in two counties (INHD 2007).
Draft recovery plan for the Lane Mountain milkvetch
Park staff and dedicated volunteers from the Student Conservation Association studied and documented the species' pollinators (two species of small, native bees and a native species of hoverfly), documented the presence of a natural seed bank at Maricopa Point, and examined the differences in germination and growth of sentry milkvetch
seedlings using tap water and reclaimed water.
The decision to leave the plant on the list means that the large central region of the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area, where the Peirson's Milkvetch
(PMV) is also found, will remain an "Adaptive Management Area" that would allow a limited number of vehicles per day.
In the Santa Susana Mountains, the plan calls for increasing the SEA from 22,107 to 26,795 acres, protecting wildlife corridors, Braunton's milkvetch
, Santa Susana tarplant, the golden eagle and the San Diego black-tailed jackrabbit and desert woodrat.
Also, the endangered Brauton's milkvetch
has been found on the site.
wildflowers, such as Missouri milkvetch
and hood phlox, penstemon and
The site was dominated by blue grama (Bouteloua gracilis), tobosa (Pleuraphis mutica), alkali sacaton (Sporobolus airoides), winterfat (Eurotia lanata), wolfberry (Lycium pallidum), fetid marigold (Dyssodia papposa), snakeweed (Gutierrezia sarothrae), milkvetch
(Astragalus), and prickly pear (Opuntia).
Parks said she felt compelled to find an alternative proposal after the discovery at the site of Braunton's milkvetch
, federally listed as an endangered plant.
Several species of plants are known to occur only on Navajo Nation lands, including the Copper Canyon milkvetch
(Astragalus cutleri), the rare Marble Canyon milkvetch
(Astragalus cremnophylax var.
A recent announcement of the discovery of an endangered plant, Baunton's milkvetch
, in the dam as well as just outside the debris basin site adds even more proof that the project, as designed, is devastating.
The councilwoman has been hiking the property around the proposed Lang Ranch retention basin, looking for new sites since the finding earlier this week of the milkvetch
that could require new reviews of the project.