Menzies' Wallflower (Erysimum menziesii) Assisted Dispersal on Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge Dunes Unit (Project)

Summary

SCH Number
2019028395
Lead Agency
Fish & Wildlife (HQ) Environmental Services (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Environmental Services Division)
Document Title
Menzies' Wallflower (Erysimum menziesii) Assisted Dispersal on Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge Dunes Unit (Project)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
2/20/2019
Project Applicant
CDFW

Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is issuing a permit (2081(a)-18-017-RP) to Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge pursuant to Fish and Game Code section 2081(a) for a project to collect and trans locate the state-endangered Menzies' wallflower. The collection and translocation of Menzies' wallflower will occur in January 2019. A total of ten individual Menzies' wallflower plants that are fruiting will be collected from a two-acre area in the Lanphere and Ma-le'I Dune Units of the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Menzies' wallflower plants will be replanted to areas currently uninhabited by Menzies' wallflower on the same day they are collected from the source population. Each plant will be collected in-tact and reburied with the base of the plant submerged in the sand. Monitoring of translocated Menzies' wallflower plants will begin just prior to relocation and continue annually for five years.

Contact Information
Jeb Bjerke
CDFW HCPLB
PO Box 944209
Sacramento, CA 92422

Phone : (916) 651-6594

Location

Coordinates
40.882027°'"N -124.155425°'"W
Other Location Info
The Project is located at the Lanphere and Ma-le'I Dune units of the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Humboldt County. The Lanphere and Ma-le'I Dunes are located on the north spit of Humboldt Bay, east of the town of Arcata, CA.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S: 15306, 15307 C:6 ,7
Reasons for Exemption
Project will facilitate the recovery of the state-endangered Menzies' wallflower by conducting a scientific experiment that involves attempting to enhance an established population of the species within its historic range. The permit issued by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for the Project includes measures to ensure that existing populations of Menzies' wallflower are not impacted.
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