CNHP wetland ecologist Joanna Lemly is a co-author on a recent paper that will be printed in Wetlands, the journal of the Society of Wetland Scientists.
Chimner, R.A. J.M. Lemly, and D.J. Cooper. 2010. Mountain Fen Distribution, Types and Restoration Priorities, San Juan Mountains, Colorado, USA. Wetlands. Published online 25 April 2010.
Joanna and her colleagues spent two summers studying fens in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado. The team first mapped fens from aerial imagery, and then visited over 200 mapped sites. Data collected was used to characterize the different types of fens found in the area. The study also identified disturbance levels and restoration potential for each site visited. The work was funded by two Wetland Program Development grants from the EPA’s Region 8. Information about these relatively rare wetland communities provides an important tool for land management agencies in the San Juans, especially the U.S. Forest Service.