PROTECTION STATUS: Endangered
YEAR PLACED ON LIST: 1998
CRITICAL HABITAT: 14,069 acres in San Bernardino County, Calif., designated in 2011
RECOVERY PLAN: None
RANGE: Thirty thousand acres of California’s Mojave desert, mostly contained within the Fort Irwin Military Reservation
THREATS: Military tanks, off-road vehicles, recreational gold mining, increasing wildfire frequency and fire-suppression activities, and military vehicles trespassing onto Bureau of Land Management lands
POPULATION TREND: When the Lane Mountain milk vetch was listed under the Endangered Species Act, only 50 individuals were known. The U.S. Army has since performed field surveys, identifying approximately 5,000 individuals.