Kalmia cuneata is known from over forty element occurrences in North Carolina and one in South Carolina. Habitat loss due to land development, conversion to agriculture or silviculture, and fire suppression are the main threats to this species.
Loss of habitat due to land development, conversion to agriculture or silviculture, and fire suppression.
Loss of habitat from drainage of the water systems that this species depends upon. (USFWS 2002).
Forty occurrences in North Carolina and one in South Carolina (USFWS 2002).
Firebreaks built along streamhead pocosins that keep fire from reaching this plant and its habitat should be allowed to fill in so fire can again return to the habitat.
Growing season burns every three to five years are recommended for populations of this species to maintain habitat.
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