Joshua Tree National Park Association

Rare Plant Monitoring

Desert Life

The Joshua Tree rare plant program is focused on gaining a better understanding of the reproductive biology and basic life history traits of rare and threatened species. The populations found in JOTR are important ecologically – they could either be more susceptible to changes in climate or they could hold the most resilient plants to a hotter and drier future.  

Each year, JTNPA funds help staff and volunteers complete annual vegetative monitoring,  in which plant cover data for live versus dead material is collected.

Please click here to learn more about recent plant monitoring projects (Parish’s club-cholla).

Please click here to view a list of rare plants in the park.

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