Conservation of Salt Marsh Bird's Beak and Plant-Pollinator Network Study (Project)
- SCH Number
- Lead Agency
- Fish and Game Commission (California Fish and Game Commission)
- Document Title
- Conservation of Salt Marsh Bird's Beak and Plant-Pollinator Network Study (Project)
- Document Type
- NOE - Notice of Exemption
- Document Description
- The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is issuing a permit to the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden (2081(a)-16-007-RP) pursuant to Fish and Game Code section 2081(a) for a project to collect seed from salt marsh bird's beak plants for conservation purposes and studies of salt marsh bird's beak pollinators. Seed will be collected in 2016 following Center for Plant Conservation guidelines for collecting, cleaning, and storing seed for conservation purposes. Pollinator studies will include repeating a pollinator survey performed by Patricia Lincoln in 1985, and expanding the work to include (1) quantitative sampling of the entire insect pollinator assemblage in a way that can be repeated for analysis of pollinator change over time, and (2) observation and quantification of the broader plant-pollinator network, including in adjacent upland habitats, that affects salt marsh bird's beak.
- Contact Information
California Department of Fish and Wildlife Commission
1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone : (916) 651-6594
- San Luis Obispo Santa Barbara Ventura
Notice of Exemption
- Exempt Status
- Categorical Exemption
- Type, Section or Code
- S:15306,15307 C:6,7
- Reasons for Exemption
- The project will facilitate the recovery of the California endangered salt marsh bird's beak by conserving seeds for conservation purposes, and by investigating the network of pollinators that visit the species. This Project will consist of basic data collection and research and also seed collection for ex situ conservation. The permit issued by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for the Project includes measures to ensure that existing populations of salt marsh bird's beak are not impacted.
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