Invasive Species Control for Nipomo Mesa Lupine Recovery Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Environmental Services Division (CDFW)
Document Title
Invasive Species Control for Nipomo Mesa Lupine Recovery Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
CDFW is issuing a permit to Department of Parks and Recreation pursuant to Fish and Game code section 2081 for a project to implement invasive species control activities to improve the existing habitat for Nipomo Mesa lupine, a state endangered plant species. The area will be surveyed for Nipomo Mesa lupine prior to equipment or crews entering the area and all locations of this species will be flagged in the field. Buffer zones of no less than 15 feet will be observed around these plants during herbicide treatment. Working under direction of a qualified monitor, a contractor will apply herbicides with backpack sprayers or truck mounted power sprayers except in the buffer zones. The only vegetation management that will be performed in the buffer zones will be hand-weeding. A formal Nipomo Mesa Lupine survey will be performed at the end of each treatment season.

Contact Information

Cherilyn Burton
Agency Name
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Environmental Servic
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Luis Obispo

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15307 C:7
Reasons for Exemption
The project will facilitate the recovery of the California endangered Nipomo Mesa lupine by controlling invasive plant infestations in Nipomo Mesa lupine habitat. The permit issued by California Department of Fish and Wildlife for the Project includes measures to ensure the existing populations of Nipomo Mesa lupine are not impacted.

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