Given the unique plant communities within the South Mountain landscape, several state-listed plant species can be found in this landscape. Some species require specific management actions to improve the viability of populations. In some cases, little is known about the specific habitat requirements or pollinator relationships that exist for these species.
• Conduct pollinator visitation surveys for state-listed plant species within South Mountain.
• Conduct additional botanical surveys for Allegheny chinquapin across the South Mountain landscape.
• Monitor the success in establishment of native meadow habitats and conduct pollinator surveys to better understand which insect species are using these habitats.
This project is eligible for grants through South Mountain Partnership or other sources.
Contact DCNR botanist Kelly Sitch ([email protected]).