Judith A. Harpel



    Regional Interagency Bryologist, c/o Gifford Pinchot National Forest, 10600 NE 51st Circle, Vancouver, Washington 98682.


    A.S. Biology, Mt. San Antonio Junior College, Walnut, CA, 1971.

    B.S. Botany, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA, 1974.

    M.S. Biology with Botany emphasis, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA, 1980.

    Ph.D. Botany, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, CN, 1997.


    Museum Scientist, Curator of Botany, Riverside Municipal Museum, Riverside, CA, 1981-1982.

    Adjunct Faculty, Botany, Clark Community College, Vancouver, WA 1986 to present.

    Regional Interagency Bryologist, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Range and Experimental Station, 1997 – present.


    Member of Sigma Xi, 1979 – present.

    University of Washington, Visiting Scholar, 2001 – present.

    Executive Committee:  Member-at-Large. American Bryological and Lichenological Society. 1999 – 2002.


    Extensive bryophyte surveys in the San Jacinto Mountains and throughout Southern California, 1976-1980. Nine weeks of fieldwork in Upper Michigan and the adjacent portions of Canada, 1977.  Inventoried bryophytes in southeast Alaska for the Chatam Area of the Tongass National Forest, summer of 1983.  San Juan Islands, Washington State bryophyte survey, 1990-1997.  Extensive bryophyte inventory work with the University of Washington Herbarium Field Trips, throughout the Pacific Northwest, 1995- present.  Bryophyte workshops and fieldwork on the Payette, Nez Perze and Panhandle National Forests in Idaho, Mt. Hood, Willamette, Umpqua, Rouge River, Siskiyou, Siuslaw, Umatilla National Forests and Salem, Eugene, Medford, Coos Bay and Roseburg BLM Districts in Oregon, Mt. Baker-Snoqulmie, Okanogan, Wenatchee, Olympic, Gifford Pinchot National Forests in Washington, Modoc, Lassen, Shasta-Trinity, Mendocino, Klamath and Six Rivers National Forests in California, 1997 – present. Death Valley National Park bryophyte survey, spring of 2000.  International Sakhalin Island Project (ISIP): biotic survey and inventory of Sakhalin Island. Summer 2001.


    Harpel, J.S. in press.  Bryophyte Fact Sheets, Field Guide to Washington’s Rare Plants. Washington State Department of Natural Resources. Olympia, WA.

    Harpel, J.S. 2001. Phytogeographic Patterns of Rare Mosses in Washington State. In Conservation of Washington’s Rare Plants and Ecosystems. Eds. S.H. Reichard, P.W. Dunwiddie, J.G. Gamon, A.R. Kruckeberg, and D.L. Salstrom. Washington Native Plant Society, Seattle. 224 pages. 

    Harpel, J.S. 2000.  Noteworthy Collections, Jaffueliobryum raui, New to California. Madrono. 46: 215.

    Harpel, J.S. 1997. Moss list for the Washington Department of Natural Resources. Endangered, Threatened & Sensitive Vascular Plants of Washington with Working Lists of Rare Non-Vascular Species. Olympia, WA. 106 pages.

    Harpel, J.S. 1994. A Preliminary Report on the Phytogeography and Ecology of the Mosses Within the San Juan Islands, Washington. Northwest Science, 68 (2): 128. Abstract.

    Harpel, J.S. 1982.  Rods, Bundles and Stitches – Basket Materials, Riverside Museum Associates Report. 8 (2).

    Harpel, J.S. 1980.  Orthotrichum pumilum New to California. The Bryologist 83 (2): 20.

    Christy, J.A. and Judith S. Harpel. 1997.  Rare Bryophytes of the Interior Columbia River Basin and Northern Great Basin, U.S.A. Journal of the Hattori Botanical Laboratory. 82: 61-75.