PROTECTION STATUS: Endangered
YEAR LISTED: 2002
CRITICAL HABITAT: 6,289 acres designated in 2010
RECOVERY PLAN: Draft 2006
RANGE: The Agate Desert and French Flat in southwestern Oregon’s Jackson and Josephine counties
THREATS: Industrial, commercial, and residential development; road and power-line construction and maintenance; hydrologic alteration; livestock grazing; agricultural conversion; weed competition; mowing; roadside spraying; gold mining, logging, fire suppression, and uncontrolled off-road vehicle use
POPULATION TREND: By 2002, while some populations had shown local increases in abundance, the plant’s overall Agate Desert range had declined by roughly 50 percent. As of 2006, the Cook’s lomatium was reduced to 13 populations and about 34,000 total plants in the Agate Desert, along with about 24 populations that were found in the French Flat area.