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The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (UDWR), under an agreement with the U.S. Department of the Interior, began work in March 1994 to develop a study plan for a statewide inventory of sensitive species and ecosystems. Activities enumerated in the plan include (1) completing a literature review for vertebrate, invertebrate, and plant species, (2) conducting field studies on sensitive species identified in the plan, and (3) using information obtained from the literature review and field studies to enhance UDWR's central database. UDWR's study plan was approved by the Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission (Mitigation Commission) in February 1995, and a subsequent cooperative agreement funded UDWR to carry it to the present. This document summarizes the work that has been completed for plant species in the first two-and-a-half years of plan implementation, involving a thorough review of existing information on the endemic and rare plants of Utah.