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16 Desert Plants Vegetation of Grassy
 

Summary: 16 Desert Plants
Vegetation of Grassy
Remnants in the Las Vegas
Valley, Southern Nevada
Jill E. Craig
Scott R. Abella
Public Lands Institute
University of Nevada Las Vegas
4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154-2040
jill.craig@unlv.edu
Abstract
The approximately 1000-km2
Las Vegas Valley contains a
rich assemblage of unique plant communities in the eastern
Mojave Desert. Yet, there is little published documentation
ofthisvegetationasitsdestructioncontinueswithproceeding
urban development. Development has intensified after
the 1998 Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act
mandated the disposal of federal lands. We document

  

Source: Abella, Scott R. - School of Life Sciences, University of Nevada at Las Vegas

 

Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology