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Forest & Plant Health

Native bee polinating yarrow plants (photo by Lawrence Lam).

Drought can impact floral odors and pollinator attraction, suggesting that some plants and pollinators will be negatively affected if the frequency and severity of droughts increase due to climate change

(photo by Lawrence Lam).
White pine blister rust is an invasive fungus that infects and kills high elevation five-needle pines.

White pine blister rust is an invasive fungus that infects and kills high elevation five-needle pines

Understory grasses and forbs are a key feature of restored ponderosa pine ecosystems (photo by Becca Robinson).

Understory grasses and forbs are a key feature of restored ponderosa pine ecosystems

(photo by Becca Robinson)
Spotted knapweed is an aggressive, non-native invader of western rangelands.

Invasion by spotted knapweed, an aggressive, non-native invader of western rangelands, can negatively impact population dynamics of native bird species

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