White-Rayed Pentachaeta and San Mateo Woolly Sunflower Investigations to Develop a Plant Propagation Protocol (Project)

Summary

SCH Number
2020040297
Lead Agency
Fish and Wildlife (Headquarters), Habitat Conservation Planning Branch - Sacramento (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Habitat Conservation Planning )
Document Title
White-Rayed Pentachaeta and San Mateo Woolly Sunflower Investigations to Develop a Plant Propagation Protocol (Project)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
4/23/2020
Project Applicant
Angelica Maria Sauceda, University of California, Davis – Arboretum and Public Garden
Present Land Use
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Peninsula Watershed lands, including: (1) “The Triangle” which is bordered by Edgewood Road, Cañada Road, and the Junipero Serra Freeway (I-280) at (37.464034, -122.294426), (2) north of Lower Crystal Springs Reservoir at (37.555144, - 122.391892), (3) along Crystal Springs Reservoir access road at (37.549849, -122.404816), and (4) along Crystal Springs Road from Skyline Boulevard to Merner Road. Leaf tissue for genetic analysis will be deposited at the UC Davis DNA Sequencing Facility for analysis. Greenhouse propagation for the development of the propagation protocol will take place at the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden.

Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is issuing permit 2081(a)-20-006-RP pursuant to Fish and Game Code section 2081(a) for a project that will include the following components: (1) collection of seed from wild populations the endangered plant white-rayed pentachaeta (Pentachaeta bellidiflora) and the endangered plant San Mateo woolly sunflower (Eriophyllum latilobum) for the purpose of testing seed germination and developing a propagation protocol, (2) collection of leaf tissue from wild populations of white-rayed pentachaeta and San Mateo woolly sunflower for genetic sequencing at the UC Davis DNA Sequencing Facility, and (3) possible ex-situ conservation of white-rayed pentachaeta and San Mateo woolly sunflower plants and/or seeds at a facility in California that has been permitted by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to conduct such activities.

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

Phone : (916) 376-8676
Jeb.Bjerke@wildlife.ca.gov

Location

Cities
Davis San Francisco
Counties
San Francisco Yolo
Schools
UC Davis
Other Location Info
The Project will take place on San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Peninsula Watershed lands, including: (1) “The Triangle” which is bordered by Edgewood Road, Cañada Road, and the Junipero Serra Freeway (I-280) at (37.464034, -122.294426), (2) north of Lower Crystal Springs Reservoir at (37.555144, - 122.391892), (3) along Crystal Springs Reservoir access road at (37.549849, -122.404816), and (4) along Crystal Springs Road from Skyline Boulevard to Merner Road. Leaf tissue for genetic analysis will be deposited at the UC Davis DNA Sequencing Facility for analysis. Greenhouse propagation for the development of the propagation protocol will take place at the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15306 and 15307, Classes 6 and 7
Reasons for Exemption
The Project will facilitate the recovery of state-listed endangered plant species by investigating seed germination of the species and establishing plant propagation protocols that may be used for reintroducing the plants back into their historical ranges in the future. The permit issued by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for the Project includes measures to ensure that existing populations of the species will not be impacted.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
C__Users_AKammet_Desktop_White-Rayed Pentachaeta NOE   PDF 261 K

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