Over 80 element occurrences. Threats to habitat, primarily from timber production activities, are high; other threats include fire suppression, residential and commercial development, road expansion and vehicular activities. Sporadic distribution; it seems to have diminished in range.
Habitat loss (due to development, agriculture, timber production)
Over 80 element occurrences (NatureServe 2001)
Hydrologists Joel Wagner and Michael Martin of the National Park Service are restoring Savannah Wetland at Moores Creek National Battlefield, North Carolina. Included is an investigation of the effects of temporary hydrologic restoration and a prescribed burn regime on populations of Parnassia caroliniana as well as other species of this NC Coastal Plain savanna community.
Dr. George Folkerts, Auburn University. Surveying pitcher-plant bogs in the Gulf Coastal Plain (Alabama) to determine occurrence, abundance and response to disturbance of several plant species, including Parnassia caroliniana.
Active management/management research in North Carolina and Alabama.
Survey for additional occurrences, especially in Georgia and Alabama.
Monitor existing populations
Seek conservation of wet savanna habitat
Research reproductive biology
Obtain seed from more populations
Establish protocol for germination
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