California Plant Rescue Seed Banking Project (Project)

Summary

SCH Number
2019070275
Lead Agency
Fish and Wildlife (Headquarters), Habitat Conservation Planning Branch - Sacramento (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Habitat Conservation Planning )
Document Title
California Plant Rescue Seed Banking Project (Project)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
6/17/2019
Project Applicant
Amy Patten

Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is issuing a permit to Amy Patten pursuant to Fish and Game Code section 2081 (a) for a project to advance the conservation of California's rarest plants. Project activities include collecting seeds from Springville clarkia and Dudley's lousewort. The target quantity for seed collection per population is 2,500 seeds. One voucher specimen will be collected from each population if the populations are large enough to support it. Seed and voucher collection will take place from early June through July 2019. Additional seed collection will take place from April through July 2020, if necessary, to reach the goal of 2,500 seeds. In addition, the Permittee will receive seeds of Santa Cruz wallflower (Erysimum teretifolium) from Dr. Justen Whittall and Dr. Jodi McGraw for the purpose of submitting them for long-term conservation storage to one of the institutions listed below. Voucher specimens and seeds will be submitted to one of the following institutions for long term conservation storage: (1) Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont, Los Angeles County; (2) Rae Selling Berry Seed Bank at Portland State University, Portland, Oregon; (3) Santa Barbara Botanic Garden in Santa Barbara, California; or ( 4) the National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Contact Information
Cherilyn Burt
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
P.O. Box 944209
Sacramento, CA 94244-2090

Phone : (916) 651-6508

Location

Counties
San Mateo Santa Cruz Tulare
Other Location Info
Seed collection for the Project will take place at one population of Dudley's lousewort (Pedicularis dudleyi) and one population of Springville clarkia (Clarkia springvillensis). The Dudley's lousewort population is located in Portola Redwoods State Park in San Mateo County, and the Springville clarkia population is located on the privately-owned River Ridge Ranch north of the town of Springville in Tulare County. These populations are located at the Olympia Quarry in the Randy Morgan Preserve and at the summit of Mount Hermon in Santa Cruz County.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15306, 15307
Reasons for Exemption
The Project will involve data collection, research, experimental management, and resource e·valuation activities, and actions to assure the maintenance, restoration, and enhancement of populations of the state-rare Dudley's lousewort and the state endangered Springville clarkia and Santa Cruz wallflower. The Project will not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource. The Permit issued by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for the Project includes measures to ensure that existing populations of Dudley's lousewort, Springville clarkia, and Santa Cruz wallflower are not impacted.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2019070275   PDF 851 K

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