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ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PROFILE

PROTECTION STATUS: Endangered

YEAR LISTED: 1998

CRITICAL HABITAT: 2,489 acres in California’s San Bernardino and San Diego counties designated in 2008

RECOVERY PLAN: None

RANGE: Montane meadows in the Big Bear region of the San Bernardino Mountains, as well as in meadows in the Laguna Mountains and Palomar Mountains of San Diego County

THREATS: Loss and degradation of habitat from urban and recreational development; habitat fragmentation from off-road vehicle traffic; grazing by livestock and feral burros; hybridization with invasive bluegrass (Poa pratensis); and competition from other invasive plants

POPULATION TREND: The San Bernardino bluegrass population is declining. Additional monitoring is required to fully assess the rate of decline.

San Bernardino bluegrass photo by Chelsea Vollmer/USFWS