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ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PROFILE

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.

Photo by Steve Matson