The Oregon Department of Agriculture Native Plant Conservation Program (ODA) is responsible for the periodic review of the Oregon State List of Endangered and Threatened Plants (OAR 603-073-0060 & 0070). In 2022 and early 2023, ODA worked with federal and state agencies in Oregon, Washington, California, Nevada, and Idaho, local Oregon governments, non-profit organizations, and citizens to collect population data, threat information, and gain an understanding of the species’ current condition from those most familiar with each species. For each species, ODA presented information on 1) habitat and ecology, 2) geographic range, distribution, and abundance, 3) factors affecting survival, and 4) current condition (i.e., representation, resiliency, and redundancy) to a Technical Advisory Committee in January and February 2023.
Following a public comment period, the species below have been added to OAR 603-073-0070:
Threatened Astragalus lemmonii A. Gray – Lemmon’s milkvetch; Howellia aquatilis A. Gray – Water howellia; Meconella oregana Nutt. – White fairy poppy; Monardella angustifolia Elvin, Ertter & Mansfield – Leslie Gulch monardella; Pinus albicaulis Engelm. – Whitebark pine
Effective June 8th, 2023, it is unlawful to take, import, export, purchase, sell, collect material from, store, preserve, possess, cultivate, propagate, knowingly transport, or attempt any of these actions for any of the above listed plants on non-federal public land in Oregon without a written permit (see OAR 603-073-0100 for more details). Information on consultations and permitting can be found online here. Species specific technical information will be available soon.