Impacts of Sarara Mustard, Brassica Tournefortii, on Food Webs and Community Structure

Summary

SCH Number
2013088114
Lead Agency
Coachella Valley Conservancy
Document Title
Impacts of Sarara Mustard, Brassica Tournefortii, on Food Webs and Community Structure
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
Sahara Mustard, Brassica Tournefortii Gouan is an invasive herbaceous winter annual known to negatively impact native annual plants and potentially the endangered Coachella Valley Fringe-toed Lizard. Despite the potential for this weed to have a broad impact on biodiversity and ecosystem processes little is known about its impacts on native anthropods - a primary food source for the lizard. Developing an understanding of how Sahara mustard impacts food webs within the Coachella Valley is therefore a critical need in order to priortize limited management resources to ensure the persistence of this community and the endemic species found there.

Contact Information
Kerrie Godfrey
Coachella Valley Conservancy
73710 Fred Waring Drive, Suite 205
Palm Desert, CA 92260

760 778-5028

Location

Counties
Riverside
Regions
Unincorporated

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15306 - Class 6
Reasons for Exemption
Scientific research-basic data collection.
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