Alkali Grasslands Preserve Habitat Management Project and Pollination Study (Project)


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Lead Agency
Fish & Wildlife (HQ) Environmental Services (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Environmental Services Division)
Document Title
Alkali Grasslands Preserve Habitat Management Project and Pollination Study (Project)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
CDFW is issuing a permit to the Center for Lands Management pursuant to fish and game code section 2081(a) for a project that includes operation activities and adaptive management of the Preserve, and a pollination study of palmate-bracted salty bird's-beak. Project activities include: 1. maintaining fences, gates, and signs as necessary. 2. Grassland vegetation surveys within permanent plots. 3. palmate-bracted salty bird's beak population mapping and census surveys. 4. residual dry matter surveys in permanently-established key areas. 5. grazing program. 6. invasive plant species control 7. annual mowing within monitoring plots to evaluate this activity as a vegetative management tool 8. a pollination study to investigate pollen limitation of palmate-bracted salty bird's-beak 9. a pollinator study to identify pollinators of palmate-bracted salty bird's beak and determine the overall pollinator community at the preserve.

Contact Information
Cherilyn Burton
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Environmental Servic
1416 Ninth Street, suite 1260
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 651-6508



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15306, 15307, class 6 and 7
Reasons for Exemption
The project consists of data collection, research, experimental management, and resource evaluation activities and will assure the maintenance and enhancement of natural resources. The project will not result in a major disturbance to any environmental resource, and the permit issued by CDFW for the project includes measures to ensure that existing populations of the California endangered palmate-bracted salty bird's-beak are not impacted.

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