Zoological Society of San Diego D/B/A San Diego Zoo Global, San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, Activities involving State Listed Plants

Summary

SCH Number
2017018346
Lead Agency
Fish & Wildlife Conservation Board (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Conservation Board)
Document Title
Zoological Society of San Diego D/B/A San Diego Zoo Global, San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, Activities involving State Listed Plants
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is issuing a permit to San Diego Zoo Global Institute for Conservation Research pursuant to Fish and Game Code section 2081(a) for the following activities involving state-listed plant species: (1) Collection of voucher specimens; (2) Storage of voucher specimens and maintenance of an herbarium; (3) Seed collection from wild populations for long-term conservation storage following Center for Plant Conservation guidelines; (4) Seed processing, viability testing, and related research; (5) Long-term conservation storage of seeds; (6) Propagation of plants to produce seeds for long-term conservation storage; (7) Export of backup seed collections to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Laboratory for Genetic Resource Preservation; (8) Import of seed for long-term conservation storage, and (9) Maintenance of perennial plants in the living collections of the San Diego Zoo Safari Park's display gardens.

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

916 651-6594

Location

Cities
Escondido
Counties
San Diego

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15306, 15307 - Class 6 & 7
Reasons for Exemption
The Project will facilitate the recovery of state-listed plant species by collecting information on populations via voucher specimen collection and maintenance of an herbarium. Conservation of state-listed plants will also be achieved through conservation seed collection for long-term storage, and related research on seed viability.
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