Vine Hille Manzanita Phytophthora Testing Project

Summary

SCH Number
2020031141
Lead Agency
Fish and Wildlife (Headquarters), Habitat Conservation Planning Branch - Sacramento (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Habitat Conservation Planning )
Document Title
Vine Hille Manzanita Phytophthora Testing Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
3/26/2020
Project Applicant
Dr. Ted Swiecki
Present Land Use
Nature Conservancy’s Vine Hill Preserve (Preserve) in western Sonoma County. Samples will be processed at the Phytosphere lab in Vacaville, Solano County

Document Description
The purpose of this project is to collect soil samples containing fine roots of the endangered Vine Hill manzanita (Arctostaphylos densiflora) and test the samples for the presence of Phytophthora species, which are harmful pathogens that have detrimental effects on many plant species, including manzanitas. Samples will be collected near Vine Hill manzanita and other plants that are dead or in decline. Up to 15 samples containing between 1 and 1.5 liters of soil will be taken from areas that are enough to Vine Hill manzanita plants to include live roots. The samples will be transported to the Phytosphere lab for bait testing to detect Phytophthora species. If detected, Phytophthora isolates will be sent to the California Department of Food and Agriculture Plant Pest Diagnostic Center in Sacramento for identification.

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

Phone : (916) 376-8676
Cherilyn.Burton@wildlife.ca.gov

Location

Counties
Solano
Regions
Northern California
Total Acres
1.6
Other Location Info
1.6-acre Nature Conservancy’s Vine Hill Preserve (Preserve) in western Sonoma County. Samples will be processed at the Phytosphere lab in Vacaville, Solano County

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15306, Class 6
Reasons for Exemption
The Project consists of basic data collection, research, and resource evaluation activities which do 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 the endangered Vine Hill manzanita is not impacted.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
C__Users_AKammet_Desktop_20-004-RP NOE   PDF 372 K

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