The Rangelands West collection includes articles, websites, reports, and multimedia resources focused on issues relevant to the Western U.S. Also included are resources emanating from the 19 land-grant universitires that are members of the Rangelands Partnership and made available throught their respective state Rangelands websites.
Yavapai County Native and Naturalized Plant
the University of Arizona, Cooperative Extension
Yavapai County Master Gardeners began taking photos of native plants in the higher elevations of Yavapai County, Arizona, in July 2007. The goal of the project was to provide educational information to aid Master Gardeners in plant identification and to aid the community in selecting the appropriate native and water-wise plants for their habitats. Photos were taken over a 2 year period to capture the plants’ seasonal changes. The website currently contains many of the common native and naturalized cacti, shrubs, succulents, trees, vines and some of the common grasses of the Prescott area. It will be expanded to include more tree, shrub, succulent, cacti, and grass species, herbaceous perennials and other elevations of Yavapai County. This website was developed by a small team of Yavapai County Master Gardeners. Contributing photographers are listed below. Special thanks to Sue Smith, team leader, website and database developer, and to Mary Barnes, Bob Gessner, Pam Bowman, Wendy Heald, Dr. Charles Johnson, Doug McMillan, Bev Turnbull and Janet Schieber for researching, documenting, editing, and testing. Max Licher, Sedona botanist, provided assistance in plant identification. Jeff Schalau, County Director, Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, Yavapai County, provided support and guidance to the project team. John Kava, Research Specialist, at the V Bar V Ranch, an Arizona Agricultural Experiment Station, researched and documented grass data. He also provided assistance identifying grasses.