Assessment of Breeding Biology and Pollination Ecology of Beach Layia (Project)

Summary

SCH Number
2018058145
Lead Agency
Fish & Wildlife Conservation Board (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Conservation Board)
Document Title
Assessment of Breeding Biology and Pollination Ecology of Beach Layia (Project)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
CDFW is issuing a permit to Paul Ruiz-Lopez pursuant to Fish and Game Code to Section 2081(a) for a research project involving the endangered beach layia (Layia carnosa). The project includes (1) an assessment of beach layia breeding system biology via pollination treatments to wild plants and seed viability testing as described further below, (2) an investigation of beach layia floral development and pollination mechanism through collection and dissection of inflorescences at different developmental stages, (3) an assessment of beach layia pollinators via visitation surveys and insect netting, and (4) development of a beach layia seed germination protocol.

Contact Information
Jeb Bjerke
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Conservation Board
P.O. Box 944209
Sacramento, CA 94244-2090

916-651-6594

Location

Counties
Humboldt

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15306,15307, Class 6, 7
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of basic data collection. Project will facilitate the recovery of CA threatened and endangered plants by producing information that may help maintain self-sustaining populations of beach layia within its historic range.
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