New York Natural Heritage Program
Arctic Rush
Juncus trifidus L.
Monocots

Threats [-]
A few populations are threatened, at least in part, because of trampling by hiker traffic. One population occurs on cliffs in a crevice where a trail goes through. These plants are subject to picking by hikers.

Conservation Strategies and Management Practices [-]
The Summit Steward program, which works to inform hikers of the fragile nature of alpine plants, is a critical program which is helping to reduce trampling of alpine vegetation. This program and other efforts designed to reduce trampling of alpine meadows are needed.

Research Needs [-]
The three or four populations only known from historical records need to be inventoried. A few known extant sites need to be surveyed to better assess their current condition.