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COSEWIC Assessment and Status Report on the Short-rayed Alkali Aster (Symphyotrichum frondosum) in Canada

Existing Protection or Other Status Designations

One population (possibly two sub-populations) for short-rayed alkali aster occurs on Indian Reserve Lands (Osoyoos IR 1). Two stations occur in municipal/provincial parks, but no formal protection exits although legal protection exists in a provincial park.  The fourth station occurs in a site with a sound conservation covenant. The status of short-rayed alkali aster throughout its range is as follows (NatureServe 2005):

Global Heritage Status Rank: G4
Rounded Global Heritage Status Rank: G4
United States: National Heritage Status Rank: NNR
Canada: National Heritage Status Rank: NNR

Subnational Ranks: Arizona (SNR), California (SNR), Colorado (SNR), Idaho (SNR), Maine (SNR), Montana (S1), Nevada (SNR), New Mexico (SNR), Oregon (SNR), Utah (SNR), Washington (SNR), Wyoming (S2) British Columbia (S1)