NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded Global Status Rank: G2 - Imperiled
Reasons: Endemic to California, Cupressus goveniana occurs across a very narrow range as two subspecies, ssp. goveniana and ssp. pigmaea. There are 26 recent (1980's) occurrences that are presumed extant, plus seven historic and one extirpated. Threats to this species are development, vehicle use, recreational activity, and competition with non-native plants.