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Pecos Sunflower Plan Signed by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Southwest Region, August 22, 2005
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The Final Recovery Plan for Pecos sunflower (Helianthus paradoxus) was signed by Texas Parks and Wildlife Executive Director, Bob Cook, on August 22, 2005. The Plan had been previously approved by Regional Director H. Dale Hall. Pecos sunflower is currently listed as a threatened species, is a wetland plant that grows on wet, alkaline soils at spring seeps, wet meadows and pond margins. It has six widely spaced populations in west-central and eastern New Mexico and adjacent Texas. These populations are all dependent upon wetlands from natural groundwater deposits. Incompatible land uses, habitat degradation, and groundwater withdrawals are historic and current threats to the survival of Pecos sunflower.

This plan describes actions to meet the recovery objective is to protect and manage in perpetuity significant, sustainable populations of Pecos sunflower and habitat within its native range so that the protection of the Endangered Species Act is no longer required for the conservation and survival of the species.

Contact Info: Martin Valdez, 505-248-6599, martin_valdez@fws.gov
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