Narrowly endemic to a small range within Rio Blanco Co., Colorado and adjacent Uintah Co., Utah. Threatened by oil development and grazing.
Threats include petrol development, livestock grazing and hiking trails (Neese and Smith 1982).
Exact number are unknown.
There is no centralized management plan.
Research needs include understanding this species general reproductive biology and ecology, habitat requirements for various life stages, seedling establishment and recruitment and population dynamics.
Seed collection and storage.
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