Phylogenetic Boundaries and Conservation Genetics of Six New World Cypresses Project

Summary

SCH Number
2016098209
Lead Agency
Fish & Wildlife Conservation Board (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Conservation Board)
Document Title
Phylogenetic Boundaries and Conservation Genetics of Six New World Cypresses Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
The Fish and Wildlife is issuing a permit to Jim A. Bartel pursuant to Fish and Game code section 2081(a) for a project that involves collection of vegetative material and seed cones of six closely related western cypress species, of which two varieties are listed as endangered under the CEQA collection will occur at four populations of Santa Cruz cypress.

Contact Information
Cherilyn Burton
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Conservation Board
1807 13th Street, Suite 103
Sacramento, CA 95811-7137

916 445-8448

Location

Counties
Santa Cruz San Mateo

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15306,15307 C:6,7
Reasons for Exemption
The Project will contribute to the recovery of the California endangered Santa Cruz cypress and Butano Ridge cypress by investigating the genetics, seed morphology, and seed germination of the species. The permit issued by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for the project includes measures to ensure that existing populations of Santa Cruz cypress and Butano Ridge cypress are not impacted.
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