Milo Bakers Lupine Seed Bank Viability Assessment and Vegetation Management Activities (Project)
- SCH Number
- Lead Agency
- Fish & Wildlife 2 (Rancho Cordova) (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 2)
- Document Title
- Milo Bakers Lupine Seed Bank Viability Assessment and Vegetation Management Activities (Project)
- Document Type
- NOE - Notice of Exemption
- Document Description
- The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is issuing a permit to the California Department of Transportation pursuant to Fish and Game Code section 2081(a) for a project to examine whether Milo Bakers lupine can be found at historical occurrences by disturbing the soil at these occurrences prior to the growing season to encourage seed germination. Disturbed areas will then be surveyed for Milo Baker's lupine during subsequent years. The project will also involve activities to control competing vegetation at remaining extant occurrences of Milo Baker's lupine within the right of way of State Route 162, while not impacting Milo baker's lupine plants.
- Contact Information
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Habitat Conservation Planning Branch, Native Plant Program P.O. Box 944209
Sacramento, CA 94244
Phone : (916) 651-6594
- State Highways
- SR 162
- Other Location Info
- Location: The Project will take place within areas of the state highway right of way (ROW) along State Route (SR) 162 in Mendocino County, near the community of Covelo. The Project Locations are all within California Natural Diversity Database (CNDDB) element occurrence (EO) records for Milo Baker's lupine (Lupinus milo-bakeri), a threatened species under the California Endangered Species Act.
- Other Information
- NOTE: See NOE for full details.
Notice of Exemption
- Exempt Status
- Categorical Exemption
- Type, Section or Code
- Sections 15306 and 15307*
- Reasons for Exemption
- *Classes 6 and 7 The Project is an attempt to prevent extinction of Milo Baker's lupine through experimental management of the right of way State Route 162, while not impacting any remaining Milo Baker's lupine plants that are present in the habitat. It is anticipated that this experimental management will provide information that could be useful for preventing extinction of the species. The management may also lead to the discovery that populations that are thought to be extirpated still contain Milo Baker's lupine seeds in the soil. The permit issued by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for the Project includes measures to ensure that existing populations of Milo Baker's lupine are not impacted.
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