Chloropyron Range-Wide Survey and Genetic Diversity Project

Summary

SCH Number
2021030679
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Habitat Conservation Planning (CDFW)
Document Title
Chloropyron Range-Wide Survey and Genetic Diversity Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
3/30/2021

Document Description
The Project will be conducted at all known and historic occurrences and habitat preferences across the known range of soft salty bird’s-beak (Chloropyron molle ssp. molle), which includes Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma counties. Palmate salty bird’s-beak (C. palmatum) will also be sampled for use as a genetic outgroup, and collections will be made from populations in the vicinity of soft salty bird’s-beak occurrences. Voucher specimens will be collected from each population of soft salty bird’s-beak and palmate salty bird’s-beak that is sampled and will be submitted to the UC Davis Herbarium. Tissue samples will be temporarily stored during the field season at the USGS-WERC Davis Field Station in Davis, CA, then later transferred to the USGS-WERC San Diego Field Station Genetics Lab in San Diego, CA for DNA analysis.

Contact Information
Raffica La Rosa
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Lead/Public Agency
PO Box 944209
Sacramento, CA 94244-2090

Phone : (916) 206-4502
raffica.larosa@wildlife.ca.gov

Location

Counties
Contra Costa Marin Napa Solano Sonoma
Regions
Northern California
Other Location Info
Range-wide surveys that will occur in multiple counties: Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Sections 15306 and 15307, Classes 6 and 7
Reasons for Exemption
The Project consists of basic data collection, research, and resource evaluation activities to assess populations of the California rare soft salty bird’s-beak. The Project will increase scientific knowledge of the species by allowing an investigation of genetic diversity, gene flow between populations, and species identity. The permit issued by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for the Project includes measures to ensure that existing populations of soft salty bird’s-beak and palmate salty bird’s beak are not negatively impacted by the Project.
County Clerks
Contra Costa Marin Napa Solano Sonoma

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
20-019-RP NOE DocuSigned   PDF 227 K

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