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updated: April 24, 2006

Links To Related Web Sites & Publications

Canyonlands National Park
This site has information on soil crusts, as well other information about the park.

Biological Soil Crusts - Webs of Life in the Desert
Two page, color handout on biological soils crusts. (303k PDF file)

Educational Resources
Canyonlands Natural History Association features many publications on the natural and cultural history of the Colorado Plateau.

Lichens of North America


Southwest Biological Science Center

Recoverability and Vulnerability of Desert Ecosystems

USGS Canyonlands Research Station
Southwest Biological Science Center
2290 SW Resource Blvd
Moab, UT 84532