Representation

At the species level, we estimated that the PCC currently has low to moderate adaptive potential across its range due to its condition described in Chapter 3, and all of the future scenarios are predicted to have an impact on the species representation during the 50 year time horizon. Even though PCC has low representation in the western group, with only two of the eight populations not in low condition, these two populations likely will persist because of the protection afforded through conservation easements. The eastern group comprises a much larger area and contains the three populations currently in high condition (Table 5.6). However, two of these populations, Highpoint and 231-north, are predicted to be in low condition in the future. This is especially concerning given that the Highpoint population contains unique genetic diversity not found in other populations, although more work is needed to confirm this (Duncan et al. 2017).