Herbicide Treatment of Invasive Plants in Hungry Valley SVRA

Summary

SCH Number
2010098040
Lead Agency
Parks and Recreation, Department of (California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Document Title
Herbicide Treatment of Invasive Plants in Hungry Valley SVRA
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
The purpose of this project is to control and/or eliminate the invasive, exotic plant species within the boundaries of Hungry Valley SVRA over a five year period. The invasive species of greatest concern in the SVRA are: Dalmatian toadflax (Linaria dalmatica), Yellow starthistle (Centaurea solstitialis), Russian thistle (Salsola tragus), and Perennial pepperweed (Lepidium latifolium). All of these invasive species are on California's Weed Rating list and pose a significant threat to the habitats of Hungry Valley SVRA. State Park officials are working in conjunction with the Agricultural Commissioners from Los Angeles, Kern, and Ventura Counties and with the advice from a pest control adviser have determined that herbicide treatment is necessary and appropriate for the control of these invasive species. Hungry Valley uses an integrated pest management program that uses control through multiple approaches including cultural practices, pesticide application, natural enemies, and prevention to achieve long-term suppression of target pests with minimal impacts on non-target organisms.

Contact Information
Kim Matthews
California Department of Parks and Recreation
1416 Ninth Street P.O. Box 942896
Sacramento, CA 94296-0001

(661) 248-7017
kmatt@parks.ca.gov

Location

Counties
Ventura Los Angeles Kern
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Hungry Valley SVRA

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 4 Sec 15304
Reasons for Exemption
Minor alterations in land which result in improvement in habitat.
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