The Willamette daisy is found in seasonally-wet prairies and drier upland prairie sites, where woody cover is nearly absent and herbaceous vegetation tends to be low in stature.
This species is endemic to the Willamette Valley. The Willamette daisy is threatened by habitat loss and habitat degradation due to lack of fire and encroachment of woody plants, loss of floodplain function, and displacement by invasive plants. Issues of few, mostly small populations may also be important.
Improve understanding of reproductive biology. Conduct long-term demographic monitoring to determine population dynamics and optimal fire regimes to maintain habitat and populations. Investigate genetics and evaluate inbreeding depression; develop seed transfer and augmentation guidelines. Describe pollinator associations and status. Evaluate the effects of voles on this species. Model predicted effects of climate change.
Continue prairie management where extant populations occur to maintain and expand populations. Identify suitable protected sites for introductions. Maintain or restore hydrology. Control invasive and woody plants through use of well-timed mowing, prescribed fire, and selected herbicide use, as appropriate. Collect seeds for storage and grow out for outplanting.