Yellow Star Thistle and Italian Thistle Control, Folsom Lake State Recreation Area


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Yellow Star Thistle and Italian Thistle Control, Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Treat infestations of Centaurea solstitialis (yellow star-thistle) and incidental patches of Carduus pycnocephalus (Italian thistle) with a foliar application of herbicide in Folsom Lake State Recreation Area to control infestations of yellow-star thistle, a highly aggressive and invasive exotic species. Herbicide applications in the spring during early growth stages will utilize a selective herbicide, such as Transline. Herbicide treatment recommendations will be obtained from a Certified Pest Advisor and application of the herbicide will be conducted under the direction of a qualified applicator. Spraying will occur only when winds are less than 10 mph to avoid any drift or overspray. No special status sensitive species are known to occur in the project area. The first treatments will occur in the spring of 2006; follow-up maintenance treatments will occur in subsequent years. All required records on herbicide use will be filed with Sacramento, Placer and El Dorado counties.

Contact Information

Jim Micheaels
Agency Name
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15304
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of minor alteration in the condition of vegetation, which will not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees, included as a "resource management project" in the Department of Parks and Recreation's list of exempt activities in accordance with CCR § 15300.4.

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