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Fort Laramie National Historic Site sits at the confluence of the North Platte and Laramie Rivers in southeastern Wyoming. The park is best known for its cultural resources, with the centerpiece being the surviving buildings from the major military post that existed from 1849-1890.

Despite its small size (833 acres), Fort Laramie has a relatively large diversity of natural resources due to the two rivers that meet in the park, the topography that ranges from riverbed to upland areas, and the location of the park near the western edge of the Great Plains and eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains.

Major natural resource concerns include the encroachment of exotic plants, altered riverine ecosystems due to the dams along the rivers, fire supression, and the effect of nearby power plants on air quality.


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Resource Brief – Bat Acoustic Monitoring at Fort Laramie National Historic Site 2015-2016

FOLA Bat Monitoring Resource Brief

The network used acoustic montoring to detect bat activity and species at Fort Laramie National Historic Site in 2015-2016. Call analysis found eight bat species, including three new detections for the park.
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Resource Brief – Landbird monitoring results at Fort Laramie NHS: 2016

Landbird monitoring results at Fort Laramie NHS Cover

This is the fourth year of landbird surveys conducted at Fort Laramie NHS. Bird monitoring is conducted in collaboration with the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies. The goal of this monitoring is to assess bird populations and community changes over time.
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Herbarium – Rocky Mountain Digital Herbarium

In partnership with the Northern Great Plains Network, the University of Wyoming Libraries has digitized the vascular plant herbarium collections for Fort Laramie National Historic Site. The Digital Herbaria provides access to high-resolution photographs and specimen data for hundreds of plant specimens. Learn more...

Report – Plant community composition and structure monitoring for Fort Laramie National Historic Site: 2011-2015 Summary Report

FOLA Plant Community Monitoring 2015 Annual Report Cover

The Northern Great Plains Inventory & Monitoring Program has been monitoring vegetation at Fort Laramie National Historic Site since 2011. This report summarizes data from 30 locations monitored from 2011-2015, and explores the status and trends in upland and riparian plant communities and the occurrence of rare plants. Learn more...

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