Micropropagation of Catalina Island Mountain-Mahogany (Cercocarpus traskiae) (Project)

Summary

SCH Number
2019090462
Lead Agency
Fish and Wildlife (Headquarters), Habitat Conservation Planning Branch - Sacramento (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Habitat Conservation Planning )
Document Title
Micropropagation of Catalina Island Mountain-Mahogany (Cercocarpus traskiae) (Project)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
9/18/2019
Project Applicant
Ryan Murdoff

Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is issuing a permit to Catalina Island Conservancy pursuant to Fish and Game Code section 2081 (a) for a project that involves collecting one hundred to two hundred vegetative cuttings of Catalina Island mountain-mahogany, establishment of living tissue from those cuttings in aseptic culture, development of a tissue culture protocol for the species, and transfer of plants produced as a result of the Project to the James H. Ackerman Native Plant Nursery for storage and later use by Catalina Island Conservancy, if approval by CDFW.

Contact Information
Jeb Bjerke
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
P. 0. Box 944209
Sacramento, CA 94244-2090

Phone : (916) 651-6594

Location

Counties
Los Angeles
Other Location Info
The Project will take place at the only population of Catalina Island mountain-mahogany, a species listed as endangered under the California Endangered Species Act. This population is located in Wild Boar Gully on the southwestern coast of Santa Catalina Island on property owned by the Catalina Island Conservancy in Los Angeles County. Laboratory work for the Project will take place at Tree of Life Nursery in San Juan Capistrano, and propagated plant material produced as a result of the project will be stored at the Catalina Island Conservancy's James H. Ackerman Native Plant Nursery on Santa Catalina Island.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15306 and 15307
Reasons for Exemption
The primary purpose of the project is to gather information on successful ways to propagate the endangered Catalina Island mountain-mahogany plant. The project will also likely produce genetically pure Catalina Island mountain-mahogany plants that may someday be used for restoration purposes. The permit issued by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for the Project includes measures to ensure that existing populations of Catalina Island mountain-mahogany are not impacted.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
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