A narrowly restricted endemic of Utah County, Utah with only one known site. The site is 0.93 km long by 0.31 km wide at its widest. Known from a single unprotected occurrence in occupied habitat of approximately 100 acres. There is little information available on population trends. Increased real estate development adjacent to the population poses a threat (direct construction impacts and subsequent increased recreational activities).
Threats to this species include residential development, livestock grazing, trampling by livestock and wildlife, and soil erosion. The fact that this species is limited to one localized population suggests that threats associated with small population si
The one population consists of between 5,000 and 10,000 individuals.
(1) Initiate demographic monitoring to assess population trends and evaluate impacts from grazing and other environmental factors; (2) Conduct field searches to locate additional natural populations and to identify areas of suitable but unoccupied habitat for possible recovery efforts (Franklin 1990).
Seed should be collected from the single population and stored at established conservation seed programs. If additional populations are found, seed should also be collected from these populations to increase the genetic diversity and gene pool for this species stored at conservation seed programs.
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