ERO assisted Eagle County and BLM staff with collecting approximately 250-300 rare penstemon (Harrington’s Beardtongue, Penstemon harringtonii) for transport to the Upper Colorado Environmental Plant Center, a grow out facility in Meeker. A few of the rare plants were also sent to the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail. These BLM sensitive plants were within the footprint of the trail and were removed before clearing/grubbing and other trail activities.
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens: http://bettyfordalpinegardens.org/
Upper Colorado Environmental Plant Center: http://www.coloradoplantcenter.org/