Lewis and Clark
National Historic Park

Lewis and Clark NHP celebrates the ongoing discovery of our rich natural history and invites you to continue in the grand tradition of Lewis and Clark by tracking plant species that they were the first to scientifically describe during their expedition. Information gathered for Project BudBurst will provide both scientists and the community valuable data about how climate change is affecting our country's plants and animals. Make a valuable contribution to our understanding of park resources, and learn more about the beautiful plants in your Pacific Northwest temperate rainforest. Please join us in continuing this journey of discovery.


Plants to Monitor

Want to help? It’s easy. Choose from the plants below and track when they flower, leaf out or set seed.

Edible thistle
Cirsium edule
Evergreen huckleberry
Vaccinium ovatum
Oregon crabapple
Malus fusca
Pacific silverweed
Argentina egedii
Red alder
Alnus rubra
Gaultheria shallon
Rubus spectabilis
Sitka spruce
Picea sitchensis
Sagittaria latifolia
Western skunk cabbage
Lysichiton americanus

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