Threatened, Endangered, and Proposed (TEP) Plant Profile

Orcuttia tenuis, slender Orcutt grass.
Orcuttia tenuis. Photo by Sallie Herman, Lassen National Forest.

Orcuttia tenuis, slender Orcutt grass habitat.
slender Orcutt grass plants and habitat in vernal pool on flats behind a major basaltic escarpment north of Lassen Peak. Photo by Sallie Herman, Lassen National Forest.

Orcuttia tenuis, slender Orcutt grass range map.
Orcuttia tenuis range map.

Orcuttia tenuis, slender Orcutt grass

ESA Status

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Threats

  • Habitat loss, fragmentation, alteration, and degradation
  • Altered hydrology
  • Invasive species
  • Contaminants such as herbicides and fertilizers
  • Human waste, recreational use, and vandalism
  • Loss of pollinator species
  • Inappropriate livestock grazing
  • Climate and environmental change
  • Urbanization
  • Off-road vehicle use
  • Small population sizes, causing vulnerability to random natural events
  • Conversion of vernal pool habitats to intensive agricultural uses
  • Mining activities, particularly gravel and clay mining

Conservation Status

National Forest and Grassland Occurrence

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