Chapter 3. Population, Species Needs, and Current Condition

In this chapter we consider the PCC’s historical distribution, genetic information, its current distribution, and what the species needs for viability. We first review the historical information on the range and distribution of the species. We next review the conceptual needs of the species, including population resiliency, redundancy, and representation to support viability and reduce the likelihood of extinction. Finally we consider the current conditions of the PCC populations.

3.1 Historical Range and Distribution