NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded Global Status Rank: G5 - Secure
Reasons: Known from three continents; occurs in North America, Patagonia in South America, and central and northern Europe (Brodo et al. 2001, Nash et al. 2002). Alectoria sarmentosa is reportedly common on trees in the boreal and mountainous regions of North America (Flenniken 1999). In eastern North America it ranges from eastern Canada and New England south to higher elevations in North Carolina (Flenniken 1999). In western North America, it is more common in moist lowland forests along the coast and occurs less often inland (Nash et al. 2002).