The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is issuing a permit to Creekside Center for Earth Observation [Permit No. 2081(a)-20-001-RP] pursuant to Fish and Game Code section 2081(a) for a project to conduct research and recovery activities on white-rayed pentachaeta. The Project includes site characterization of extant white-rayed pentachaeta populations, seed collection, restoration, and seeding in suitable unoccupied habitat. Site characterization will include testing soil composition, characterizing the vegetation composition, and examining the soil moisture environment of extant populations to determine physiological parameters to aid in identifying and prioritizing enhancement and introduction sites. Seed collection will take place annually beginning in spring 2021. If SFPUC grants permission to the Permittee to access and collect from the Triangle, seed will be collected from the Triangle and from Edgewood Preserve and will be collected from hundreds of individuals. In this scenario, less than one percent of the annual seed production will be collected. If permission is not granted by SFPUC, seed will only be collected from Edgewood Preserve, which potentially has fewer than 50 flowering plants. Seed collection would be limited to less than ten percent of the annual seed production in this scenario. Seed will be propagated at the Creekside Science Conservation Nursery to bulk seed. Seeding will take place at unoccupied sites at Edgewood Preserve (see Map 3 of Attachment 1) beginning in December 2022, and seeded areas will be monitored annually for survival and cover.