Sebastopol Meadowfoam Restoration Project

Summary

SCH Number
2018068059
Lead Agency
Fish & Wildlife Conservation Board (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Conservation Board)
Document Title
Sebastopol Meadowfoam Restoration Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is issuing a permit to the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation pursuant to the Fish and Game Code section 2081(a) for a project to restore habitat for Sebastopol meadowfoam through implementation of regular grazing, mowing and invasive species control. In addition, seed will be collected from the Project location and will be bulked in the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundaton greenhouse in 2018 and 2019. Seed from greenhouse grown plants will be returned to Balletto Field the following summer prior to the onset of the first rains in areas where it previously occurred. Sebastopol meadowfoam will be monitored each spring for a minimum of seven years (2019-2025)

Contact Information
Cherilyn Burton
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Conservation Board
Habitat Conservation Planning Branch P.O. Box 944209
Sacramento, CA 94244-2090

916 651-6508

Location

Cities
Sebastopol
Counties
Sonoma
Cross Streets
between Occidental Rd (north) and Highway 12 (south)
Waterways
Laguna Channel

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S: 15306, 15307
Reasons for Exemption
The project consists of research, experimental management, and resource evaluation activities which do not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource. The project will facilitate the recovery of the California endangered Sebastopol meadowfoam by attempting to restore and enhance an existing population of this species.
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