Morrison Ranch Safe Harbor Agreement for Large-flowered Fiddleneck

Summary

SCH Number
2015018160
Lead Agency
Fish & Wildlife Conservation Board (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Conservation Board)
Document Title
Morrison Ranch Safe Harbor Agreement for Large-flowered Fiddleneck
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
1/21/2015

Document Description
The Project that the trustees of Morrison Ranch are participating in is being implemented by Vollmar Natural Lands Consulting (VNLC) and is funded by the Central Valley Project Conservation Program. The VNLC project involves the propagation and introduction of large-flowered fiddleneck to ten sites within the species' presumed historic range. Habitat modeling and focused field surveys by VNLC have revealed that much of the potentially suitable habitat for large-flowered fiddleneck occurs on privately-owned land. Successful introduction of large-flowered fiddleneck therefore depends on cooperation with private landowners. Two of the most promising introduction sites identified by VNLC are on Morrison Ranch. Withou\t issuance of a Safe Harbor Agreement by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife the trustees of Morrison Ranch would not participate in the VNLC project.

Contact Information
Jeb Bjerke
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Conservation Board
1416 Ninth Street, 12th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 651-6594

Location

Cities
Tracy
Counties
San Joaquin

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15306, 7, 33 - C6, 7 & 33
Reasons for Exemption
Basic data collection, research, experimental management, and resource evaluation activities which do not result ina serious or major disturance to an environmental resource. Actions taken by regulatory agencies as authorized by state law or local ordinance to assure the maintenance, restoration, or enhancement of a natural resource where the regulatory process involves procedures for potection of the environment. Projects not to exceed five acres in size to assure the maintenancne, restoration, enhancement or protection of habitat for fish, plants, or wildlife.
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