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COSEWIC assessment and update status report on the Bluehearts in Canada

Acknowledgements

The following individuals and institutions have been of assistance by supplying data and information. Special thanks are extended to Alf Rider, who conducted several searches for Buchnera americana in September 1997 and who has been concerned about the welfare of this species for many years.

Terry Crabe, Chief Park Naturalist, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Pinery Provincial Park, Ontario.

Michael J. Oldham, Botanist, Natural Heritage Information Center, Peterborough, Ontario.

Alf Rider, Naturalist, Kettle Point, Ontario

Donald A. Sutherland, Biologist, Natural Heritage Information Center, Peterborough, Ontario.

Casey Vanden Bygaart, R.R.#2, Grand Bend, Ontario

Bob Woods, Chief Forester, Department of National Defense, Ottawa, Ontario.

Funding for the preparation of this status report was provided by the Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada.


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The Author

Vivian R. Brownell received an honours B.Sc. from the University of Guelph in 1978 with a specialization in field botany. After graduating, she worked for several government departments including the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and the Canadian Parks Service, Ontario Region. Since 1983, she has worked as a biological consultant for municipalities, conservation authorities and government agencies. Her work primarily involves biological inventory and evaluation, rare species management, evaluation of natural areas and wildlife habitat and natural heritage systems planning. Recently she has developed a computer software program (NADEP) that incorporates a databasing system and facilitates the evaluation of natural areas. She has authored or co-authored many papers in scientific journals and books on the subject of alvars, prairies, savannas, sand and rock barrens, orchid classification and plant geography. A complete list of papers, articles and reports can be obtained from the Canadian biodiversity guide to botanical specialists and literature that is accessible on the internet at http://www.cciw.ca/eman-temp/scientists/botanists/intro.html.