Deborah Clark has spent thirteen years in the Capitol Reef area searching for and identifying native plants. For the past ten years, she has served as the interagency botanist for the Bureau of Land Management, US Forest Service, and Capitol Reef National Park. She is the project leader for an interagency rare plant team that conducts surveys within and around Capitol Reef National Park
for rare and federally listed plant species. Through this job, she has been able to explore much of the backcountry of the Park and surrounding lands while surveying for rare and endemic plant species.