PROTECTION STATUS: Threatened
YEAR PLACED ON LIST: 1998
CRITICAL HABITAT: None
RECOVERY PLAN: Draft 2003
RANGE: Alameda and Contra Costa counties in California’s eastern San Francisco Bay Area
THREATS: Urban development, improper vegetation-management activities, shading and competition by native and nonnative trees, the effects of fire suppression, herbicide spraying, hybridization, and habitat loss and fragmentation
POPULATION TREND: There are only 13 known occurrences of pallid manzanita. The total population in 2006 numbered about 1,200 plants — only 25 percent of the estimated numbers reported in 2002. During the past two decades, the Oakland Hills population has been reduced by almost half, to approximately 125 plants.