This information is from Kirstin Olmon, a botany graduate student at NAU.
Kristin is doing some very interesting work in the Upper Basin of the Kaibab Forest. In addition, the Grand Canyon Trust, Desert Botanical Gardens and Brigham Young University are working in the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument. Maybe you'd like to help.
Flora of Upper Basin, Kaibab National Forest, Tusayan District:Kirstin Olmon will be leading trips to the Upper Basin in the Tusayan District of the Kaibab National Forest. The Upper Basin is located south of Grand Canyon National Park near Grandview Lookout Tower and the Arizona Trial. The Upper Basin has historically been overgrazed and is now recovering. This is the second season of collecting in the Upper Basin and trips will focus on the drainages along the Coconino Rim and Lee Canyon.
Saturday, July 28th
Day trip. Leave Flagstaff at 8:30 am and return to Flagstaff by 6:30pm.
Moderate. Hiking in shaded pinyon/juniper woodlands in an area of known archeological interest. Slight elevation gain, no trail.