Endemic to the Aquarius Plateau and Boulder Mountain in Utah. Between 30 and 40 occurrences. This species is threatened by grazing animals that trample and kill the plants and they eat the flower buds and plant tops which limits reproductive capacity. Implementation of a 2004 management agreement may substantially reduce impacts from grazing, in addition to measures currently being conducted at Dixie National Forest to mitigate the effects of grazing. Climate change may reduce the suitability of this species current habitat.?Updated information on threats and plant numbers post management would be helpful to better assess the conservation status.
Grazing (greatest threat)
Construction related to recreation or timber activities
Aquarius paintbrush (Castilleja aqauriensis) Conservation Agreement and Strategy By U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
1996 management agreement to reduce impacts from grazing.
Measures currently being conducted at Dixie National Forest to mitigate the effects of grazing.
Candidate Conservation Agreement
Determine life history
Continued monitoring of populations
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