Conservation Plans and Agreements

Candidate Conservation Agreement

Data Definitions

Christ's Indian paintbrush
USFWS Region(s)
USFWS Field Office(s)
Snake River Fish And Wildlife Office
Original agreement expired in 2000, new CCA signed 9/6/2005 for a period of 10 years.
Involved Agency
  • Date Information
  • Date Agreement Signed
    Date Agreement Withdrawn
    Date Agreement Expired
  • Area Description Information
  • Location
    Mt. Harrison, Cassia County, ID
  • Paintbrush, Christ's - (Castilleja christii)
    Current ESA Status: RT
    ESA Status at time of signing: C

  • Habitat
    This species is endemic to the snowbed, grassland, and sagebrush/grass plant communities on the summit of Mount Harrison of the Albion Mountains, Cassia County, Idaho. The snowbed community is forb-dominated, with Solidago multiradiata, Aster foliaceus, and Cymopterus davisii being the most prominent members. Castilleja christii occurs at a low density in this community. The Graminoid community is dominated by Festuca idahoensis, Agropyron caninum, and Elymus trachycaulus. Artemisia tridentata ssp. vaseyana is absent. Castilleja christii occurs at its highest density in this community. The sagebrush community is dominated by Artemisia tridentata ssp. vaseyana and Festuca idahoensis, and is typically patterned in biscuit and swale topography. Castilleja christii density is inversely related to the density of the sagebrush. It generally only occurs in openings in the sagebrush and in the nearly shrubless swales between the biscuits.
  • Idaho
  • Size (Total Area Covered, by State)
  • 220 acres (Idaho)
    The CCA covers the entire known range of this species.
  • Enrolled Size (Total Area Enrolled, by State)
    Data not available
    The CCA covers the entire known range of this species.
  • Other Information
  • Partner Type
    Land Use
    forest management activities
    recreational activities
    10 years, 0 months
    Plan/Agreement Documents
    The CCA
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    Federal Register Documents
    No info

    Report generated on: October 06, 2015
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