Seed Collection and Planting of California Orcutt Grass (Orcuttia californica), San Diego Button Celery (Eryngium aristulatum var. parishii), and Otay Mesa Mint

Summary

SCH Number
2014078258
Lead Agency
Wildlife Conservation Board (California Wildlife Conservation Board)
Document Title
Seed Collection and Planting of California Orcutt Grass (Orcuttia californica), San Diego Button Celery (Eryngium aristulatum var. parishii), and Otay Mesa Mint
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
7/29/2014

Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is issuing a permit to Caltrans pursuant to Fish and Game Code Section 2081(a) for a project to collect a limited amount of seed from three California endangered species, California Orcutt grass, San Diego Button celery, and Otay mesa mint, to be distributed into restored vernal pools on the project site. Seed will be collected from the project site and will be temporarily stored in paper bags at the RECON facility in San Diego prior to being redistributed onto the project site. San Diego Button celery and Otay mesa mint seed will be applied by hand to the enhanced vernal pools during the winter following the onset of the first rains. California Orcutt grass seed will be grown as container plants at the RECON facility and installed along the wet margins of the pools early in the rainy season.

Contact Information
Cherilyn Burton
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Conservation Board
1416 Ninth Street, Suite 1260
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 651-6508

Location

Counties
San Diego

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15306, 15307 - C lass 6, 7
Reasons for Exemption
The Project will involve data collection, research, and experimental management and will facilitate the maintenance, restoration, and enhancement of California Orcutt grass, San Diego button celery, and Otay Mesa mint. The permit includes measures to ensure that existing populations of these species will not be adversely impacted.

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