Antioch Dunes NWR 2023 Vegetation Inventory Report

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This vegetation inventory report is an analysis of our management area. It includes a comparison of 2017 to 2023 vegetation changes, maps of target invasive and native species, and vegetation inventory standard operating procedures. This inventory will help direct invasive control and restoration activities in 2024.

Joy Albertson
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Antioch Dunes evening primrose
Historically a shifting riverine sand dune ecosystem, the Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge supports the last known populations of the endangered Antioch Dunes evening primrose, the Contra Costa wallflower, and the Lange's metalmark butterfly.
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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service manages an unparalleled network of public lands and waters called the National Wildlife Refuge System. With more than 570 refuges spanning the country, this system protects iconic species and provides some of the best wildlife viewing opportunities on Earth.
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