Seed Conservation and Habitat Management Activities for Scotts Valley Polygonum (Polygonum hickmanii) Project (Project)

Summary

SCH Number
2018078347
Lead Agency
Fish & Wildlife Conservation Board (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Conservation Board)
Document Title
Seed Conservation and Habitat Management Activities for Scotts Valley Polygonum (Polygonum hickmanii) Project (Project)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
CDFW is issuing a permit to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service pursuant to Fish and Game code section 2081(a) for a project to reduce the risk of extinction and promote the recovery of Scotts Valley polygonum, a state-listed endangered species. The project includes seed collection, bulking, and long-term conservation storage, soil seed bank analysis, population enhancement, and invasive plant removal activities. A portion of the bulked seed will be exported to the USDA seed storage facility in Fort Collins, Colorado for long-term storage.

Contact Information
Cherilyn Burton
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Conservation Board
PO Box 944209
Sacramento, CA 94244-2090

916 651-6508

Location

Cities
Scotts Valley Berkeley
Counties
Santa Cruz Alameda
Other Location Info
California Natural Diversity Database Element Occurrences of Scotts Valley polygonum; UC Botanic Garden; UCSanta Cruz arboretum

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15306,15307
Reasons for Exemption
The project consists of basic data collection, research, experimental management, and resource evaluation activities, and activities to ensure the maintenance, restoration and enhancement of Scotts Valley polygonum. The project will not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource. The permit issued by the CDFW for the project includes measures to ensure that existing populations of Scotts Valley polygonum are not impacted.
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