San Fernando Valley Spineflower (Chorizanthe parryi var. fernandina) Experimental Habitat Manipulation and Seeding Study (Project)

Summary

SCH Number
2018108595
Lead Agency
Fish & Wildlife (HQ) Environmental Services (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Environmental Services Division)
Document Title
San Fernando Valley Spineflower (Chorizanthe parryi var. fernandina) Experimental Habitat Manipulation and Seeding Study (Project)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
CDFW is issuing a permit to Jodi McGraw pursuant to Fish and Game Code section 2081(a) for a project to examine the effectiveness of three seed application methods and three habitat treatments on San Fernando Valley spineflower establishment. Seeding and experimental habitat manipulations will occur in fall 2018, and the plants will be monitored in 2019 and 2020. Monitoring will include conducting a census of the population and collecting leaf measurements. Additionally, at the end of each growing season, a max of 600 plants will be analyzed at the Permittee's laboratory and then returned to the study plots in the summer following the analysis.

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

916 651-6508

Location

Cities
Watsonville
Counties
Santa Cruz Los Angeles
Other Location Info
Castaic and Watsonville

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15316, 15317; class 6 & 7
Reasons for Exemption
The project consists of basic data collection, research, experimental management and resource evaluation activities which will not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource. The project will facilitate the recovery of the CA endangered San Fernando Valley spineflower by investigating the effects of different seeding methods and habitat components on the performance and establishment of San Fernando Valley spineflower. The permit issued by CDFW for the project includes measures to ensure that existing populations of San Fernando Valley spineflower.
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