New York Natural Heritage Program
Inland Calcareous Lake Shore
Inland Calcareous Lake Shore Timothy Howard
System: Palustrine
SubSystem: Open Mineral Soil Wetlands

State Protection: Not Listed
Federal Protection: Not Listed

State Rarity Rank: S3
A State Rarity Rank of S3 means: Typically 21 to 100 occurrences, limited acreage, or miles of stream in New York State.

Global Rarity Rank: G4?
A Global Rarity Rank of G4? means: Apparently Secure globally (most likely) - Conservation status is uncertain, but most likely uncommon in the world but not rare; usually widespread, but may be rare in some parts of its range; possibly some cause for long-term concern due to declines or other factors. More information is needed to assign a firm conservation status.


Did you know?
Plants of inland lake shores must be adapted to fluctuating hydrologic conditions, ranging from complete inundation to complete exposure. One species found on inland lake shores, lake-cress (Neobeckia aquatica), is rare throughout much of its range. One mode of vegetative reproduction it employs, fragmentation, depends on fluctuating water levels. Flooding breaks pieces of foliage off the plant and transports it. When the water levels recede, the fragments settle on exposed saturated substrate, which supports their development into a separate plant.

State Ranking Justification [-]
There are several hundred to one thousand occurrences statewide. A few documented occurrences have good viability and several are protected on public land or private conservation land. This community is limited to lake shores that remain wet in the state, and there are several high quality examples. The current trend of this community is probably stable for occurrences on public land, or declining slightly elsewhere due to moderate threats that include alteration to hydrology, shoreline development, and invasive species.

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