Genetic Investigation of Listed Vernal Pool Plants and Their COmmunities in Merced County

Summary

SCH Number
2016068155
Lead Agency
Fish & Game Commission (California Fish and Game Commission)
Document Title
Genetic Investigation of Listed Vernal Pool Plants and Their COmmunities in Merced County
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
6/13/2016

Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is issuing a permit to Dr. Jason Sexton pursuant to Fish and Game Code Section 2081(a) for a project to conduct above-ground vernal pool plant surveys and habitat characterization, use metabarcoding to assess vernal pool seedbank biodiversity and intraspecific diversity of listed plant species, compare above ground biodiversity with seedbank biodiversity and develop genetic markers for Neostapfia colusana, Orcuttia inaequalis, and Orcuttia Pilosa and apply those markers to a population genetic study for N. colusana.

Contact Information
Jeb Bjerke
California Department of Fish and Wildlife Commission
1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 651-6594

Location

Counties
Merced

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 or the California endangered Neostapfia colusana, Orcuttia inaequalis, Orcuttia pilosa, Pseudobahia bahiifolia, Castilleja campestris ssp. Succulent, and rare Tuctoria greenei by attempting to gain insight into the genetic diversity of the species as well as assess the characteristics and biodiversity in the habitats where these plants occurs. The permit issued by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for the Project includes measures to ensure that existing populations of these listed plants are not impacted.

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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